Toronto Raptors

Otto Porter Jr
Jacob Stephens - Jul 1, 2022

Otto Porter Jr. signed with the Toronto Raptors. The two sides agreed to a 2 year deal, with the second year being a player option. This contract ties him down through the 2023-24 season. Otto Porter Jr. Signs With The Raptors Over his 9-year NBA career so far, Porter Jr. has played for the Wizards, […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - Apr 9, 2022

There are a number of both coaches and teams exceeding expectations and doing quite well this season, creating stiff competition in the NBA Coach of the Year race. Five candidates, however, have separated themselves from the pack. Check out the rankings below. NBA Coach of the Year Rankings Numbers Five to Three 5. Erik Spoelstra, […]

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets
Jonah Freelander - Mar 25, 2022

Kyrie Irving can play in Brooklyn Nets home games now that NYC Mayor Eric Adams has lifted the vaccine mandate for private employers in the city.  This Sunday, Irving will make his Barclays Center season debut against the Charlotte Hornets. Sunday’s game will be the Nets’ 75th game of the season. It will also be […]

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, Editor - 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, Editor - 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 […]

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Dylan Guest, Editor - Jun 24, 2021

The 2022 NBA rookies class features plenty of big names that were selected early such as Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith, and others. Of course, there are high expectations for these players. There are a number of players who got drafted later, however, who can start to shine early on in their careers and surprise their own […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - Jun 24, 2021

Possible Kevin Durant trade ideas are running amok. Many are centered around the Phoenix Suns or the Miami Heat, as those are reportedly Durant’s ideal landing spots. With that being said, there are other teams that can offer instant championship contention to Durant as well. Two Unexpected Kevin Durant Trade Ideas Mile High City The Denver Nuggets […]

Los Angeles Clippers add John Wall
Michael Hanich - Jun 24, 2021

Year four of the Kawhi Leonard and Paul George-led Los Angeles Clippers is set to raise the pressure for an NBA Finals title to an all-time. The Clippers looked to use this off-season to return the entire team full of devoted veterans and talented playmakers from last season. The Clippers were able to return all […]

Lester Mondragon - Jun 24, 2021

What now Warriors? NBA teams are scrambling for a stronger roster to set their teams in a showdown against the best ball club of the 2021-2022 season. One of the Dubs’ responses is the recruitment of a youngster in Patrick Baldwin Jr: Potent reinforcement of the Golden State Warriors. The Dubs chose Baldwin with the […]

Joe Beasley - Jun 24, 2021

Devin Booker was chosen as the cover athlete for this year’s installment of NBA 2K. Booker is coming off the best season of his career. The 25-year old Booker set career highs in points per game (26.8), rebound per game (5.0) and just complete his first season in which he average more than one steal […]

Michael Love - Jun 24, 2021

T.J. Warren signed with the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. The two sides agreed to a one-year contract. T.J. Warren Signs With the Brooklyn Nets  Warren has suffered through a lengthy injury recovery the past two seasons and will need to rebuild his value. He was originally drafted with the 14th pick in the first round […]

Orange Gildersleeve - Jun 24, 2021

Bruce Brown signed with the Denver Nuggets on Friday. The two sides agreed to a 2-year contract worth $13.2 million, or $6.6 million per season. This contract ties him down through the 2023-24 season. Bruce Brown Signs With the Denver Nuggets The Nuggets Sign Bruce Brown Over his four-year NBA career, Bruce Brown has played […]

Orange Gildersleeve - Jun 24, 2021

Donte DiVincenzo signed with the Golden State Warriors Friday. The two sides agreed to a two-year contract worth $9.3 million, or $4.65 million per season. This contract ties him down through the 2023-24 season. Donte DiVincenzo Signs With the Golden State Warriors The Warri0rs Sign Donte DiVincenzo Over his four year NBA career, DiVincenzo has […]