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The Toronto Raptors have arguably been one of the worst NBA franchises in the past decade finishing fourth or less in the Atlantic Division six times since they joined the 2004-2005 seasons and averaging a 0.407 wining percentage. Currently, the team is in last place in the Atlantic division with a 14-25 record–11 games back from first place.
Fans have criticized Toronto’s management, led by Larry Tanenbaum and general manager Bryan Colangelo, for not spending the money in free agency to build a team that could be successful. Prime examples of this would be the failure to sign or re-sign intriguing free agents including Steve Nash, Tyson Chandler, or Chris Bosh. So far this year, Toronto has made a few improvements to lay down a foundation on what to build a good team around.
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They added a complimentary guard to Jose Calderon in Kyle Lowry, who Toronto acquired from the Rockets. Lowry is the far more dynamic player than anyone else o...
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Tweet Raptors rookie Terrence Ross has proven on multiple occasions this season that he has some world-class hops. On Tuesday night against the Nets, he decided to just remind everyone of that once again. An in-game reverse dunk would have been sick. An authoritative put-back dunk would have been really cool. But putting the two [...]
posted by Romy AquinoDon't get mad Raps fans. Kevin Durant was on the Dan Patrick Show today and a little Toronto Raptors shoutout came up in the interview. Apparently, when asked what team he wanted to play for growing up, it was the Toronto Raptors. Why? Mostly because of Vince Carter and because he liked those jerseys. Yep, those old school purples with the red dinosaur...
posted by Romy AquinoSooo.....the Raptors have lost three straight including a close one against the Bulls, the Bucks and another tough loss against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. Aaron Gray got the start against the Nets and the centre who averages 2.1 ppg....threw down a vicious dunk that got the Raptors bench to geek out hard. Check it out.We love this dunk so much.....
The Raptors are having an incredibly disappointing season and look as though they will miss the playoffs, once again. They were expected to fight for the 8th seed in the playoffs after a solid draft, starting the new season healthy, adding point guard Kyle Lowry and getting last year’s top five pick, center Jonas Valanciunas over from Europe. However, horrible defense, injuries...
The Raptors are mulling trade possibilities as the Feb. 21 deadline approaches.
Jose Calderon has not made any decision where he wants to play next season and will evaluate the situation when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Raptors rookie Terrence Ross only had four points in Tuesday night’s match up against the Brooklyn Nets. But the reverse putback dunk that was responsible for a pair of those points, was a thing of beauty.
Whose in this year’s dunk contest? Gerald Green? Paul George? WOuld Terrence Ross be someone you want to see on the “All-Star Saturday Night” stage?
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The Toronto Raptors erased a 19-point deficit to the Chicago Bulls in the second half of last nights game to tie it up at 105-105. With 8.7 seconds left on the game clock, Bulls forward Luol Deng got the ball and took it into the lane to hit the game winning jump shot with 3.3 left on the clock. The announcer went wild after the shot fell screaming, "Loul Dangerous does...
Jrue Holiday had a career-high tying 33 points and 14 assists, including all 12 of Philadelphia's points in overtime, and the 76ers overcame a 19-point second-half deficit to defeat the Toronto Raptors 108-101 on Friday night.
Thaddeus Young added 27 points and 14 rebounds while Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen had 12 apiece for the Sixers.
Ed Davis had 18 points and 10 rebounds...
With one second remaining in overtime of the Chicago Bulls-Toronto Raptors game on January 16, officials called a foul on Chicago’s Joakim Noah as Toronto’s Amir Johnson gathered the ball while driving to the basket.
The officials ruled the foul was on the floor but upon review at the league office, the video replay confirmed that the foul should have been called a shooting foul...
posted by Mike MasayaPOUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.FINAL SCORE: RAPTORS 106 - NETS 113 SEASON RECORD: 14W-24LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #1: KYLE LOWRYLINE...
TORONTO -- Carlos Boozer scored a season-high 36 points but despite leading by 19 points during the third quarter the Chicago Bulls needed overtime to defeat the Toronto Raptors 107-105 Wednesday before a crowd of 18,674 at Air Canada Centre. Luol Deng hit an 18-foot pull-up jumper with 3.3 seconds to snap a tie and give the Bulls their hard-earned win. But not until the Raptors...