Found December 08, 2012 on
Hoops Heads North:
Los Angeles Lakers
Coming into this 2012-2013 NBA Season I was definitely among the optimistic about the prospects of the Toronto Raptors. I recently said on one of our weekly 'Raps Talk' podcasts that we'd probably know by 24 games into the season (just over the quarter mark) how the team would look going forward.
The Raptors have 4 more games to play until reaching that point going to LA to face the Clippers, then to Portland, before returning home to face the Nets, and the Mavericks. The season has not been kind to the Raptors thus far.
Last night, the Raptors suffered their worst loss of the season in Utah, getting dominated by the Jazz by a score of 131-99. Kyle Lowry is usually short on words in interviews, but this pretty much sums up the effort in last night's game:
Injuries took their toll on the team early on, first Kyle Lowry, then Landry Fields, and Alan Anderson (the latter two who have yet to return to the line up), but ...
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“This situation is, from all standards, unacceptable,” the team’s president and general manager said. “It’s disappointing, it’s embarrassing but this is where we find ourselves. It’s obviously something we are addressing, we continue to look and evaluate. Again, 4-16 is unacceptable,” Colangelo said.
Colangelo defended the skill level of his team.
“I don’t believe...
The Raptors are considering having Jonas Valanciunas work with Hakeem Olajuwon on his post game.
Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 5.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 20.7 minutes over his past five games.
Andrea Bargnani hears the trade rumors about him, and he even understand them.
Bryan Colangelo assessed the Raptors' 4-16 start to the season.
LOS ANGELES -- Two scenes from two NBA locker rooms told the entire stories of franchises going in opposite directions this season. The first: Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, the ice on his knees only slightly colder than the expression on his morose face, fending off questions from an expectant media, arms crossed, eyes glazed, shoulders slumped. The second: Los Angeles Clippers...
After losing the first two of their five-game road trip, the Toronto Raptors (4-15) will look to turn things around as they get ready to face the Utah Jazz tonight. Utah’s Al Jefferson scored a season-high 31 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to help the Jazz (10-10) end a three-game losing streak with a 87-81 home win over Orlando on Wednesday. Unfortunately, he had to be helped...