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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) : ...
  • 117 days ago
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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...
  • 121 days ago
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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 ...
  • 126 days ago
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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...
  • 126 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...
  • 127 days ago
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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...
  • 129 days ago
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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...
  • 138 days ago
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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. ...
  • 160 days ago
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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...
  • 164 days ago
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The Rap-Up Road to 60: Picking winners for the final two games

SBN: Raptors HQ (JayRosales) — With 58 wins and two games left: Will the Raptors hit the magic number? The Road to 60 concludes. In the 71-year history of the NBA, 76 teams have achieved 60 wins or more in a single season. Can the Raptors join the club? Possibly. Does it matter? Not really. When I wrote my first Raptors HQ article on January 13, predicting the Raps to finish with the best record in the East , it was a...
  • 164 days ago
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Standings Watch: First place belongs to Toronto

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — It got tense there, but with a win over the Celtics last night in Toronto, the Raptors appear set to claim their first number one seed in franchise history. We just had to see how Toronto’s back-to-back against the Cavaliers and Celtics would turn out before one final edition of the Standings Watch. By this time next week we’ll know for certain the identity of the Raptors ’ first round...
  • 168 days ago
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The 905 beat the Westchester Knicks 92-80, head to the G League Conference Finals

SBN: Raptors HQ (Cole Shelton) — With the comeback win, the 905 are just one win away from their second straight appearance in the G League Finals. Although the Raptors 905 finished with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, they were the 4th seed entering the playoffs, since the top three seeds were division winners. At the top, was the Westchester Knicks , who got a bye through Round One but had to meet the...
  • 170 days ago
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Lorenzo Brown leads the 905 to 92-88 playoff win over the Grand Rapids Drive

SBN: Raptors HQ (Cole Shelton) — It was a nail-biter but with the win, the 905 are off to Westchester for the second round of the playoffs. The Raptors 905 finished the season with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference but still finished fourth in playoff seeding due to the Westchester Knicks winning the 905’s division. With that, the Knicks got the bye and the 905 had to play a one-game playoff at home...
  • 173 days ago
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Dial 905: The team gears up for the G League Playoffs

SBN: Raptors HQ (Cole Shelton) — The 905 finished the season with a win, but stayed locked into second place in the conference. Before looking ahead to the playoffs, we review the past week. The NBA G League’s regular season ended this week, with the 905 playing one more game on their west coast trip, before finishing the regular season off at home. The team finished the year 31-19, in second place in the Eastern...
  • 175 days ago
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Raptors look to bounce back against the Nuggets: Preview, start time, and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Mitch Orsatti) — After a humbling loss on Sunday, the Raptors look to get back in the win column as the Denver Nuggets visit Toronto for their first and only time this season. The Raptors will look to close their three-game home-stand tonight with a win against the youthful, offensive-minded Denver Nuggets squad that is fighting for their collective playoff lives. With both teams boasting top-10...
  • 177 days ago
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