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Raptors Power Ranking Poll Week 1: It’s baaaaack

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Here’s where we collect the prominent NBA Power Rankings of the week and figure out how the Raptors are doing. The Raptors of the 2017-18 season are different, but also very much the same. It’s what drives some people crazy when they think about the team. How can those nutty Raptors fans give a shit about another year of Kyle Lowry , DeMar DeRozan , and Jonas Valanciunas ? (With Serge...
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Report: Andy Rautins to sign training camp deal with Raptors

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — It’s not official yet, but sources say that Andy Rautins is coming to Toronto. This is a fun (or funny) turn of events: According to the almight Woj, the Raptors have reportedly signed 30-year-old shooting guard Andy Rautins to a training camp deal. Sources: Andy Rautins has agreed to camp deal with Toronto. His shooting made impression in workouts. W/ 13 guaranteed deals, he'll...
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Vegas releases over/under win totals for the 2017-18 NBA regular season

SBN: Raptors HQ (Stephen Campbell) — Gamble responsibly, folks Did you know you can gamble on pretty much anything? It’s true. I’ve worked full-time in the online sports betting industry for three and a half years and some of the stuff out there is pretty wild. For instance, at my old job I was once asked to write an article highlighting the odds of what Prince William and Kate Middleton would name their unborn baby. The...
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Ranking the Atlantic Division: End of August edition

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Iafrate) — The NBA’s Atlantic has experienced a greater turnover than any other division this off-season. What will this mean for its five hopeful contenders? For a few years, the bulk of teams in the NBA’s Atlantic division have been more adept at positioning themselves among the top of draft lotteries than in playoff seedings. For some of the teams, [clears throat] like the Nets , finding themselves...
  • 185 days ago
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What the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade means for the Raptors

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — An out-of-nowhere mega trade between the East’s two top teams means a lot to Toronto, but it’s mostly not good news. You’ll forgive Raptors fans their glee as news trickled — exploded? — out that Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving wanted out of Cleveland. Despite three runs to the Finals, the miraculous 2016 title, and a fearsome choke hold on the entire Eastern Conference —...
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Raptors What Ifs: Andrea Bargnani and the 2006 No. 1 pick

SBN: Raptors HQ (Dylan Litman) — “With the first pick in the 2006 draft, the Toronto Raptors select... LaMarcus Aldridge.” There are certain words that, when uttered, evoke strong feelings in Raptors fans. For example, hearing about the Brooklyn Nets might induce feelings of resentment. When the Cleveland Cavaliers are brought up in conversation, the topic may provoke feelings of existential dread. Many players and...
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NBA Schedule Release: Five Raptors games you should go to this season

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — Because sometimes Wednesday games against lottery teams can be fun! Because it’s placed smack dab in the middle of the NBA’s tumbleweed season, schedule-release day is much ballyhooed. Ultimately, it’s an uninteresting blip that you probably won’t think about again until the 2017-18 season is upon us — and even then, it really only makes sense to fret over the schedule one week at a time, at...
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Raptors What Ifs: The Solomon Hill Three-Pointer

SBN: Raptors HQ (Dylan Litman) — The future of the Raptors hinges on events unfolding in a specific way. Let’s explore past scenarios, and what may have happened if the opposite had occurred. When reminiscing on the past, it’s easy to become entranced by illusory scenarios that might’ve been, had an incident not swayed the outcome of an event. For example, I’m sure not a day goes by that Chicago Bulls fans aren’t thinking...
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Predicting the Raptors’ Win Total for the 2017-18 season

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — Let’s compare Toronto’s potential win totals with all of their competitors too. For the past several seasons, I’ve attempted to predict the win total for the Raptors using various player value measures and their correlations to win rates. I’ve tried to keep my approach fairly consistent, with small common sense tweaks each year. The model I used last season used only boxscore-derived...
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The Kyrie Irving reports are exactly why the Raptors kept the band together

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — With the three-time reigning Eastern Conference champs in turmoil, the Raptors’ off-season looks better than ever. Change in the NBA seems impossible until it isn’t. Kevin Durant , James Harden and Russell Westbrook were supposed to dominate a decade in Oklahoma City; Derrick Rose’s Bulls and the Miami Big 3 were meant to duke it out for the right to be the Thunder ’s annual foil....
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HQ Mailbag: Free agency’s over. What now?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — The off-season is about to plunge into darkness. Let’s take stock of team in another HQ mailbag. It took me two days, but the latest edition of the Raptors HQ Mailbag is here. We’re entering into the most silent part of the NBA off-season, and the Raptors look to be just about finished with their off-season maneuvering. Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka are returning, C.J. Miles has landed,...
  • 222 days ago
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Midseason Crown League Power Rankings

SBN: Raptors HQ (Mitch_Robson) — Each team sits at 1-1 after two weeks of play, but who’s truly the best squad running? It’s roasting outside, and summer is in full swing, which also means the action at Nike Crown League is heating up as we near the halfway point of the 2017 season. The league has been as strong as ever in its third season, as each team is stocked with professional players from the G-League, NBL Canada,...
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NBA Free Agency: What do you think will happen with the Raptors?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — The wildest, most unpredictable time for the NBA begins... tomorrow. How does everybody feel? This is, if not the biggest off-season in Raptors history, then definitely the one with the most variables. The team has four free agents, potential looming salary cap issues, trades to explore, and a host of other concerns. And unlike in years past, Toronto actually has something to lose. They’re...
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Raptors HQ Facebook Live: How serious is the Masai-to-New York threat?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — Sean Woodley goes live on Facebook to discuss the rumours swirling around Masai Ujiri and the Knicks. Masai Ujiri is reportedly one the James Dolan’s many targets for the Knicks ’ top job. Sean Woodley jumped on Facebook Live to talk about it. Stay tuned for more shows in the coming days as free agency ramps up. Apologies if the camera work makes you vomit. Sean Woodley talks...
  • 240 days ago
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Losing Masai Ujiri would be a painful blow, but he’s set the Raptors up to survive it

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — Masai Ujiri is one of the best executives in the NBA. Could the Raptors continue their run of success without him? Stability has ruled the Raptors under the measured leadership of Masai Ujiri. The Raptors are a collaborative entity, each level of the chain of command providing support for the one above it. Four years ago the Toronto was a laughing stock. Today, it is one of the league’s...
  • 240 days ago
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