Jontay Porter banned from NBA
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by Louis Zatzman
10h ago
Well. The NBA just announced, immediately after Masai Ujiri finished his end-of-season press conference, that Jontay Porter is officially banned for life from the NBA. They found that he has bet on games, including on the Raptors to lose, and that he limited his own performance to influence the outcome of an under prop. I honestly don’t have a take here. Really, really sad. He worked hard to get here, and now it’s over. It’s telling what the NBA considers a “cardinal sin,” but that’s a conversation for another time. The post Jontay Porter banned from NBA first appeared on Raptors Republic ..read more
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SGA and Lu Dort: The Yin and Yang Of Leadership
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by Esfandiar Baraheni
2d ago
After earning Bronze at the 2023 FIBA World Cup, Canada has put the basketball world on notice. But it’s only the beginning for a country that has aspirations of becoming a global powerhouse in the sport. In preparation for the 2024 Olympics in France, I take a look at some of the individual journeys of the eccentric personalities that comprise Canada’s Men’s Basketball team. You can find the rest of the series here. It’s strange being the veterans of a team at ages 25 and 24 years old, respectively like both Shai-Gilgeous Alexander and Lu Dort are for the Oklahoma City Thunder.  ..read more
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Talking about the Raptors exit interviews w/ Samson & Es
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by Samson Folk
2d ago
Join Samson Folk as he discusses the Raptors exit interviews. The post Talking about the Raptors exit interviews w/ Samson & Es first appeared on Raptors Republic ..read more
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What did Toronto’s 2023-24 season mean?
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by Louis Zatzman
3d ago
This wasn’t the Toronto Raptors’ first losing season. But it was Toronto’s first losing season since Kyle Lowry without frustration, pain, anger. When the Raptors lost in Tampa, lost last season, it was accompanied by enormously angry players and coaches, questioning their jobs, their performances, their identities. They hated losing. These Raptors weren’t happy losing, by no means. But they were more or less fine with it. Expected it. The team remained positive (which may or may not be a good thing). That was new.  It wasn’t the only new thing this year. The 2023-24 season opened with a ..read more
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Raptors wrap up season with second straight loss to Miami
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by Coty Wiles
3d ago
Well… that’s it. The 2023-2024 season is in the books. While some fans might be thanking the man above that this dreadful season is coming to an end, I tend to lean on the sadder side of things knowing that there will not be any form of Toronto basketball until the summer. Alas, the Raptors ended the campaign on a bitter note losing to the Heat 118-103. The two teams were tied heading into the second quarter when Miami took over, outscoring Toronto 43-26 in frame number two. The Raptors lost for the 19th time in 21 games to close out the season, finishing with a record of 25-57, the fifth-lowe ..read more
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THE SEASON IS OVER – LIVE Raptors Reaction w/ Samson
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by Samson Folk
3d ago
Samson Folk details the Raptors loss to the Heat. Make sure to check all our Raptors podcasts; all Raptors Reaction episodes are available separately as well. The post THE SEASON IS OVER – LIVE Raptors Reaction w/ Samson first appeared on Raptors Republic ..read more
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Quick Reaction: Raptors 103, Heat 118
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by Zulfi Sheikh
3d ago
Raptors 103 Final Box Score 118 Heat B G. Dick29 MIN, 14 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST, 2 STL, 5-13 FG, 1-5 3FG, 3-4 FT, 0 BLK, 2 TO, -16 +/- Gradey Dick has grown so much throughout this season. If there’s any indication of that, it was his first basket in this game when he jab-stepped and attacked a closeout, driving hard to the paint and finishing an and-one layup over Nikola Jovic. Or how about him blitzing to the corner and contesting a Tyler Herro triple, trying to do his best impression of Scottie Barnes defending a closeout. His rookie-season transformation was a treat to witness, an ..read more
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Gameday: Raptors @ Heat, April 14
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by Coty Wiles
4d ago
Well, Raptors fans… There’s only one more game left. While some fans might be thanking the man above that this dreadful season is coming to an end, I tend to lean on the sadder side of things knowing that there will not be any form of Toronto basketball until the summer. Alas, this will be the second straight game these two Eastern Conference foes will duel, with the last coming on Friday when Miami drained 17 shots from downtown and handled Toronto by 22 points 125-103. All 30 teams will be in action on the final regular season game day of the year, meaning this game will go at an extra early ..read more
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Quick Reaction: Raptors 103, Heat 125
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by Kyle Ramnarine
5d ago
Raptors 103 Final Box Score 125 Heat A+ R. Barrett33 MIN, 35 PTS, 11 REB, 3 AST, 0 STL, 13-18 FG, 1-4 3FG, 8-10 FT, 0 BLK, 3 TO, -9 +/- I truly missed watching RJ play, when the Raptors offence goes cold, or it doesn’t seem like anything can happen, he finds a way to make it happen. His ability to penetrate and finish in the paint is on an elite level. He’s something they can find themselves to be able to rely on constantly. Something else that I love about RJ’s game is his rebounding, he’ll fight for it as soon as that ball goes up in the air and that’s something the Raptors nee ..read more
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Best Trades, The Play-In Race, Gradey Dick & More
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by Danyal Somani
5d ago
Cathryn Naiker is joined by Katie Heindl to discuss the most significant trades of the season, the rise of women’s basketball, and more. Make sure to check all our Raptors podcasts; all Buckets & Tea episodes are available separately as well. The post Best Trades, The Play-In Race, Gradey Dick & More first appeared on Raptors Republic ..read more
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