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Raptor of the Year: 2013-14

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Wow. We’re here again. At the end of every regular season we here at Raptors Watch like to give out our own imaginary annual award called Raptor of the Year. This is the third time we’ve done this and certainly won’t be the last. For those of you who don’t know, this award is given to the Raptor who played ... Read More »

Raptors Primed for Playoffs with Secret Weapon: Chemistry


The Toronto Raptors started the season 6-12. Then, new general manager Masai Ujiri pulled the plug in early December and traded away Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings along with Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy. In return, he received Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, Chuck Hayes and John Salmons. Ujiri traded away the Raptors’ supposed star and got sent back a ... Read More »

Report: Raptors interested in Kenneth Faried?

Via Alex Kennedy of BasketballInsiders.com: “The Toronto Raptors have expressed interest in acquiring Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried before Thursday’s trade deadline, league sources told Basketball Insiders. Denver is listening to offers for the 24-year-old, but nothing is imminent. Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri was previously the GM of the Nuggets, and he selected Faried in the 2011 NBA ... Read More »

Raptors interested in Rajon Rondo

As per realGM Wiretap: The Toronto Raptors are interested in Rajon Rondo, according to multiple sources. The Raptors like Rondo’s basketball resume and he would also bring a ‘star’ element to the franchise. Rondo has many backers in the organization. Rondo is scheduled to become a free agent in 2015. The Raptors have been engaging in trade talks with Kyle ... Read More »

Let’s Call Him Eastbrook


I’m ready for it. Bring it on. Full blast. Don’t stop. I expect lots and lots of Raptors fans to come at me for this article, simply because it revolves around the idea of trading … Hang on, do you want me to bold that? Okay. … Trading one Kyle Lowry. Yeesh, I could hear those gasps from here. A ... Read More »

Kyle Lowry is becoming a Leader

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Anyone paying attention to the Raptors this season is beginning to take note of the simple fact that this team is taking on the persona of Kyle Lowry. We’re becoming a nasty, grind it out, tough, hard working team while playing with a huge chip on our shoulders. This is the personality of Kyle Lowry. Once thought of as a ... Read More »

My name is Patrick Patterson


On January 3, Patrick Patterson came off the Raptors bench to drop in 18 points on 8-10 shooting, with 2/3 from three and 4 rebounds. Afterwards people seemed to look at Patterson a little differently. Raptornation seems to have been pleasantly surprised with their new pickup, who came as part and parcel of the Rudy Gay Trade. Patterson, for those ... Read More »

Raptors keep rolling, come back home to host Pacers


Yes, the Raptors are really hot right now, but so are the Indiana Pacers – who’ve won five straight, seven of their last ten, and lie first place in the NBA with a 25-5 record. Indiana is the best defensive team in the league – holding their opponents to just 89 ppg. Oh, and they’re also really deep – especially ... Read More »

Raptors look to demoralize Knicks again


The Raptors have wrapped up their tough road trip with a record of 3-1 – which is very impressive considering that two of those wins came in two of the toughest arenas on the schedule this season. And don’t look now, but the Raptors have just weathered a very tough chunk of the schedule, and now lie fourth in the ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors @ Knicks


These two back-to-back games against the Knicks could potentially indicate exactly where the Raptors are headed this season. Two wins against a severely under-performing New York Knicks team would mean the Raptors would propel and distance themselves even further ahead of the pack for sole leadership of the Atlantic Division. It goes without saying, an Atlantic Division banner would mean ... Read More »

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