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On Masai Ujiri’s big move and loyalty in professional sports

SBN: Raptors HQ (Dan Grant) — The Raptors boss is catching flak for his treatment of a homegrown star. Is it deserved? The Kawhi Leonard era is underway in Toronto, and its opening (and perhaps only) season represents a significant fork-in-the-road for the franchise. The window for contention, pegged at three years before last season began, has possibly been reduced by one — that is to say, it’s this year or bust. If...
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Raptors avoid extinction; face Hornets on Saturday: Preview, start time & more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Joel E Stephens) — The Raptors survived the tournament with a win versus the Nuggets on Thrusday, and as such, they face the Hornets in a 6pm (EST) split on Saturday evening Toronto played a pretty dismal series of three games up until their victory on Thursday, but that’s not to say the entire squad was dismal. OG Anunoby might not be in the running for LVSL MVP, but he’s been an incredibly consistent...
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The Cousins signing did not break the NBA of today, but what of tomorrow?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — It’s not the worst thing in the world for DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins to sign with the world-beating Warriors. But it could lead to trouble down the line for the league’s players. You’d be forgiven if, upon learning four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was set to sign with the Golden State Warriors , winners of three of the last four NBA titles, your knee-jerk, unmediated reaction was...
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Some trade ideas to re-tool the Raptors, and help some other teams

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — Toronto may not be big players in this summer’s free agency market, but they could make some trades to remake their team. Here are a couple of ideas. So, fellow HQ contributor Joel Stephens put together a nice piece exploring some landing places for Norman Powell. The piece tries its best to find a team to take Norm off the Raptors ’ hands to shed some salary and more easily fit a new...
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The 2018 Toronto Raptors NBA Draft Primer

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — We’re looking at the where and when of the NBA Draft, and also figuring out what the Raptors can do. This is it, today’s the day, it’s finally time for the 2018 NBA Draft . Yes, we made it. But wait, actually, hold that thought. Toronto didn’t actually make anything. The Raptors , as has been noted again and again and again, do not have a first or even second round pick. (We can blame ...
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Did the Raptors make a mistake letting Jerry Stackhouse go?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Mikey Rouleau) — The Raptors had Stackhouse working in the G League with aspirations of becoming a head coach. Now he’s gone. How did it all happen? Two days before it was reported that former Raptors assistant Nick Nurse would become the team’s new head coach, Jerry Stackhouse walked away from the organization. The promising young coach, then the G League Raptors 905’s bench boss, joined J.B....
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Report: Raptors interviewed the Spurs’ Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Two of the Spurs chief assistants are potentially available to step into the Raptors’ head coaching job. Will it happen? According to the big voice on high, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Raptors have been speaking with two of the top lieutenants in the San Antonio Spurs organization over the past week: Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka . Here’s the tweet (and the full story is here) : ...
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The Grizzlies fourth overall pick might be in play, should Masai go get it?

SBN: Raptors HQ (ConorMcCreery) — The fourth overall pick in a deep draft could kick-start a Raptors renewal, but at what price? According to multiple reports the Memphis Grizzlies first round pick is in play this year. (Or, maybe it isn’t .) But here at HQ, we’re not interested in hypotheticals that don’t allow us to go down a thirteen-hundred word rabbit-hole about the Raptors , so let’s take a moment to dig...
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Player Review: Malcolm Miller, two-way sub and snub

SBN: Raptors HQ (JD Quirante) — Did Malcolm Miller got snubbed for the last roster spot? Is he a piece that the Raptors can develop into a rotational player? Let’s review. When Malcolm Miller was signed in the summer as a two-way contract player, everybody’s reaction was “who?” It’s an understandable reaction, because at the time the two-way contract was announced by the NBA, Miller was not on the radar for the Raptors ...
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Off-season Raptors Roster Moves: What about trading a core piece?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — The Raptors may need to make a big change. So what happens if they decide to really shake things up? After outlining the basic scenario where the Raptors either completely or mostly run it back last time out, let’s explore some more extreme potential changes to the team, and have a little fun with some possible trades where the Raptors see some or all of their core players outgoing. For...
  • 64 days ago
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In axing Casey, has Masai Ujiri placed his own head on the chopping block?

SBN: Raptors HQ (ConorMcCreery) — The Raptors GM did something very uncharacteristic in firing his coach. He acted rashly, and that might just leave the formerly untouchable GM at risk. Masai Ujiri has proven himself to be a patient man. He resisted the calls to lop off Dwane Casey ’s head after the ghastly series sweep at the hands of the Washington Wizards in 2015 and was rewarded by the best three years in franchise...
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Player Review: The Malachi Richardson Experiment

SBN: Raptors HQ (JD Quirante) — Continuing the timeline of Bruno Caboclo, for whom he was traded for, Malachi Richardson may still be two years away from being a rotation player. Malachi Richardson came to the Toronto Raptors via a trade deadline move by team president Masai Ujiri. It will likely forever be known as the Bruno Caboclo trade though. The move was also essential bit of accounting to keep the them barely...
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Culture Watch: Feed your bigs, and your fans

SBN: Raptors HQ (Kelsea O'Brien) — Pizza? Popeyes? What food promotions does the rest of the league offer? Let’s find out! Welp. That was heartbreaking . Not only did the Raptors lose Game 2, but we didn’t get pizza. And although we could have eaten our sorrows with three free Popeye’s chicken tenders, the promotion apparently isn’t available during the playoffs. This year, the Raptors have earned fans free pizza from...
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Prospect Report: The post-playoff Raptors 905 assessment

SBN: Raptors HQ (JD Quirante) — The Raptors 905 prospects came up short of the goal, but each had their moments. Here’s a look at where each stands now after the postseason. In one sense, there was an abrupt end to the Raptors 905 season. They lost 2-0 in the G League Final and — poof — that was it. But in another sense, the 905 put together an amazingly long run, one that was perhaps unexpected given roster turnover. ...
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Power Rankings Poll Week 25: The final countdown for the Raptors

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — This is the final edition of this year’s Power Rankings Poll. Did the Raptors go out on top? Are they being ranked fairly? Let’s decide. If there is but one thing we can definitively take away from the end of an NBA regular season it is this: hoo boy, are they ever long. We’ve only spent about seven months with this one, and yet it feels like we’ve been at it for years. Now, with just two...
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