Toronto Raptors

Dylan Guest - May 11, 2022

After being bounced by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the NBA playoffs, the Toronto Raptors should consider trades this offseason to bolster their roster. After losing Kawhi Leonard in 2019, the Raptors have been close to playoff contention but right outside that bubble. The roster right now, however, is quite talented with plenty of […]

Jason Grad - Mar 20, 2022

Today I will bring your attention to the Toronto Raptors as we continue the series of articles on Last Word on Basketball detailing the playoff prospects of each team still in contention for an NBA Championship in 2022. Toronto Raptors – Contenders or Pretenders? The first thing I would like to remind everyone is it was […]

Dylan Guest - Feb 17, 2022

As the All-Star break approaches, the seeding race for the playoffs continues to heat up. The NBA Eastern Conference is home to the reigning champions in the Milwaukee Bucks, and a number of solid teams up in the standings such as the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers, and the surprising Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s more […]

Rafael Freire - Oct 22, 2021

Finally, the NBA is up and running. The first nights of the 2021-2022 Season have already brought us moments of excitement and drama, fueling the never-ending narrative clash that’s so intrinsic for hoops enthusiasts. In these early showings, some performances stood out, with great matchups, highlights, and signature moments. It’s great to have such a […]

Mac Smith - Oct 20, 2021

October 20 is the start of the season for 22 NBA teams. With that, we have more NBA predictions. Last night, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks rolled the Brooklyn Nets while Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors upset the Los Angeles Lakers. If this is any indication, the NBA season ahead will be […]

Shreyas Kar - Oct 13, 2021

Two years after winning the championship, the Toronto Raptors struggled last season with a 27-45 record, good for the 12th seed in the East. With the recent moves they made, it’s clear that they’re in somewhat of a rebuild mode, as they hope to make significant progress next season. That being said, what can we […]

The last few years of this playoff run and the Toronto Raptors legacy had highs and lows. This was seen in the 2017-18 NBA season. Then this article will dive into the offseason in 2018, where the Raptors made some notable changes, which resulted in the pressure of high expectations in the 2018-19 NBA season. […]

The Toronto Raptors legacy, which includes their seven-year playoff run is officially over. On May 10, the Indiana Pacers defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers. This also meant the Raptors were officially eliminated from the playoffs. Before the playoff streak ended, it was tied for first for the longest current active playoff streak with the Portland Trail […]

Steven Phillips - Sep 23, 2021

The Ben Simmons saga doesn’t seem to be going away. Training camp is right around the corner, and it seems that Simmons is determined to get a fresh start with a different team. Bridges have been burned, and it would likely be best to go ahead and make the move. This would allow Philadelphia and […]

Lawrence George - Aug 2, 2021

Kyle Lowry has agreed to a sign and trade deal that will send the 36-year-old to the Miami Heat. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news during the early hours of Free Agency. Kyle Lowry to sign a three-year deal with the Heat via sign-and-trade with Toronto, per @VinceGoodwill From B/R x @AmericanExpress — Bleacher […]

Scottie Barnes should be a given a chance with the Toronto Raptors
Daniel Noronha - Jul 29, 2021

The 2021 NBA Draft started as expected. Cade Cunningham went first overall, shocking, I know. However, after the top three picks of Cunningham, Jalen Green, and Evan Mobley, the NBA world was surprised. With the fourth pick in the draft, the Toronto Raptors selected Scottie Barnes. With Jalen Suggs still on the board, NBA fans, […]

Dylan Guest - Jun 29, 2021

According to John Hollinger of the Athletic, there’s a belief around the league that the Golden State Warriors are willing to dangle James Wiseman and the seventh overall pick in the 2021 Draft for players who will immediately upgrade their roster. One name to watch, as mentioned by Hollinger, is Pascal Siakam. The Warriors are built […]

Daniel Noronha - Jun 27, 2021

Once again, Masai Ujiri has worked his magic. When the trade deadline passed without Kyle Lowry being moved, it was viewed as a major loss. However, all the teams that decided to not pull the trigger on the Lowry trade were victims of early exits. With numerous teams looking for that one extra piece to […]

Keith Watkins - Jun 24, 2021

The ping-pong balls have fallen in favor of the Detroit Pistons, and they are the winners of the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery. After enduring a tough couple of seasons, the lottery gods have offered Detroit a glimmer of hope with the first selection in this year’s upcoming draft. With the draft order finally set, here […]

Cameron Cornell - Jun 14, 2021

The Toronto Raptors are going into one of the most important offseasons in their history. Veteran point guard Kyle Lowry is an unrestricted free agent. They have the seventh-best odds of landing the number one overall pick in the draft. The team is still good enough that they could be a playoff team next year […]

Quebec NBA Players

The province of Quebec is currently experiencing the rapid growth of players playing in the NBA. There are several reasons for this including the presence of the Toronto Raptors, immigration, and academies in the province of Quebec. As a result, Quebec has become a basketball hotbed for talent in Canada, although none of the players […]

(More Articles are available below this video.)

Around LWOS...

Michael Love - May 11, 2022

The Golden State Warriors beat Dallas in just five games and will return to the NBA Finals. The final series in the Western side of the playoff bracket was slightly anti-climactic, but the participants are certainly worth celebrating. Both teams should take great pride in their performances. The Mavericks had to overcome Luka Dončić’s calf […]

Paolo Banchero is one of the biggest names to enter the 2022 NBA Draft. The freshman phenom had an excellent year at Duke that was capped with an unexpected Final Four run.  Paolo Banchero 2022 NBA Draft Profile College Career Duke’s incredible Final Four run in coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final year was one of the […]

Elaine Blum - May 11, 2022

After playing only one year in college, Blake Wesley has decided to take his talents to a bigger stage and declared for the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft. He is a number 20 prospect in the ESPN 100, with the potential to develop further to become a great playmaker and chase a bright future in the […]

Elaine Blum - May 11, 2022

After playing three seasons of college basketball, Fresno State big man Orlando Robinson has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft. The 21-year-old does not receive as much attention as many other prospects, even though his college career already proved that he can be a valuable asset to any team. Orlando Robinson NBA Draft Profile College […]

Elaine Blum - May 11, 2022

After completing his last season at Texas A&M, guard Quenton Jackson has decided to take his talents to the NBA. In May, he took part in the NBA G League Elite Camp. Quenton Jackson 2022 NBA Draft Profile College Career Coming out of high school, Jackson was not eligible to play Division 1 college basketball […]

John Caul - May 11, 2022

With the NBA Draft lottery done, it is time for the Draft Combine on June 23rd. However, the biggest question remains regarding the Portland Trail Blazers. After slipping to the 7th pick, what does Joe Cronin‘s office do next? After a visible disappointment from his star player Damian Lilliard, it better be good. With $29M […]

Wyatt Carlson - May 11, 2022

Luka Dončić has been an All-NBA level player since coming into the league in 2018. His ability to run the Mavericks as a successful playoffs team as the number one star is like none other. With this recent playoffs failure against the Warriors, it really seems like this isolation-style basketball won’t work. Is Luka a lone […]

Lester Mondragon - May 11, 2022

The NBA will have its fill of free agents this offseason. Among the candidates for free agency, the top five NBA free agents this off-season drew attention. Though more free agents are on the list, the top five sows more intrigue among others. Top Five NBA Free Agents this Offseason Talent and improvement can attract […]