Raptors Draft Watch: Second Round Options
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by JD Quirante
1d ago
Photo by Emily Barker/Getty Images A shortlist of who should the Toronto Raptors look at for their 31st pick. The 2024 NBA draft gets a bad rep for a being bad draft, mainly because of the quality of the players at the top of the lottery. However, the 20-50 range is a treasure trove for potential role players and, in some cases, “big swing” prospects that, if developed properly, could yield a mid/late lottery value in a couple of years, especially at the 31st pick range. Below, we have three different prospects who could be available for the Raptors’ 31st pick. If shooting and floor spacing ar ..read more
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Canada Basketball releases training camp rosters for Men’s, Women’s, and 3x3 Olympic teams
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by Chelsea Leite
2d ago
Colin Wouda/Canada Basketball With the Olympics nearing, Canada is setting themselves up to make a statement in Paris this summer. What if I told you that both the men’s and women’s 5x5, AND women’s 3x3 Canadian basketball teams were elite enough to make the podium at the Olympics? Sounds like a delulu take at first, but promise this is legitimate. With the Paris Olympic Games approaching, Canada Basketball has released the training camp rosters for both the men’s and women’s 5x5 teams, and the women’s 3x3 team. The 5x5 programs will hold a training camp before heading off to play internationa ..read more
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Raptors Draft Watch: Is Bronny James worth the squeeze?
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by JD Quirante
2d ago
Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images According to his agent, the Raptors could be interested in Bronny. Should they pursue this option, or should we confiscate Masai Ujiri’s Blackberry? When the news came out that the Toronto Raptors, specifically President Masai Ujiri, were interested in Bronny James, it didn’t come as a surprise. The interest is genuine, as Masai was spotted at Bronny James’ pro day workout. bronny shooting around...peep who in the back pic.twitter.com/aqHJw9k1RE — (@ogchabzo) May 23, 2024 It’s a bit of a shock that Bronny elected to stay in the draft. After all, hi ..read more
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Raptors Draft Watch: Kyle Filipowski’s stylistic fit
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by JD Quirante
3d ago
Photo by Andy Hancock/NCAA Photos/NCAA Photos via Getty Images Kyle Filipowski’s game is the most stylistic fit for coach Darko Rajakovic. He might not be the best prospect available, but is this a case of “best fit” far outweighs the “best prospect” drafting philosophy? Kyle Filipowski is a consensus five-star recruit and a top-10 high school player in the 2022 class, ahead of the likes of Brandon Miller, Gradey Dick, and GG Jackson, to name a few. He’s done enough at Duke in two years to show that he’s an NBA talent, but not enough to keep him in the lottery range. At the 19th pick, Filipows ..read more
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Raptors Draft Watch: Mock Roundup - We already got “Johnny” at home
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by JD Quirante
4d ago
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Opinions are still all over the place, but one name is starting to gain momentum: Johnny Furphy. Johnny Furphy? We’ve got a Johnny Furphy at home, SMH. We are just days away from the NBA Draft, and the anticipation is high as we scour the internet again to see what the various mock boards are saying regarding the Raptors’ 19th pick. The term “flat draft” has been overly used in this draft cycle. Still, if the varying selection supports it, 18 mock drafts yielded 10 different names. 6 prospects mocked to the Raptors’ 19th pick at least twice. Only one pl ..read more
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Gather round, gentle reader — the NBA is about to get very intriguing indeed
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by Chelsea Leite
4d ago
Photo by Vaughn Ridley/NBAE via Getty Images Meet Lady WhistleHappy, basketball’s newest gossip columnist, who is here to get you ready for ALL the offseason gossip. Dearest Gentle Reader, My name is Lady WhistleHappy, the basketball equivalent to my cousin Lady Whistledown. While the gossip of London’s elite society is surely an intriguing venture, the real gossip happens over in the Americas — in the National Basketball Association. The ton has the Bridgerton’s and the Featherington’s, whilst the NBA has the Jameses and the Tatums. Where there is Queen Charlotte across the pond, basketball’s ..read more
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Raptors Father’s Day: Former Raptors Who Raised Future NBA Players
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by Alex Higgins
4d ago
Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images Father’s Day with a Toronto Raptors twist! Taking a look at the former Raptors who’s sons also made it to the NBA. Happy Belated Father’s Day to all the fathers out there (including you, pet dads)! Making it to the NBA is an incredible feat, there are only 450 roster spots at any one time each season. Having played in the NBA is a resume standout on its own, but being able to do so AND raise a child to grow up and do the same is another accomplishment on its own. So, in the spirit of the day, let’s take a look back at some of the former R ..read more
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A Moment for Optimism for the Toronto Raptors
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by Mitch Orsatti
1w ago
BBQ sitting courtside | Photo by Vaughn Ridley/NBAE via Getty Images Are things really that bad? Let’s discuss... Since letting Fred VanVleet walk to the Houston Rockets and dealing OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam to the Knicks and Pacers respectively, there has been a lot of negative vibes around the Toronto Raptors organization. Like, a lot. Losing tends to do that. Those vibes began to pile a little high for my liking, so I think there’s cause to ring a bell of optimism to remind Raptors’ fans that things, as a matter of fact, aren’t that bad and could, for a definite matter of fact, be much ..read more
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5 Ideas I Have to Maximize on Toronto WNBA Summer Season
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by Chelsea Leite
1w ago
Nick Lachance/Toronto Star via Getty Images With a WNBA team launching in Toronto in 2026, here are 5 things that will make the season even better. Don’t get me wrong, the NBA season has it’s perks, but knowing that the WNBA is coming to Toronto in 2026, summers in the city are about to get a lot more exciting. The WNBA starts in May and usually runs into September or October, meaning it’s the PERFECT time in Toronto to be outside. With all the city has to offer in the summer, here are a few of my own personal suggestions to make the most of the season. Play a Game at Rogers Centre If there is ..read more
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Raptors Draft Watch: Buying Low in Isaiah Collier
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by JD Quirante
1w ago
Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Isaiah Collier’s draft stock has plummeted over the past few months, but should the Toronto Raptors “buy low” and take a chance — and perhaps, hit the jackpot? Up next on our Raptors Draft Watch prospect series is Isaiah Collier. Collier is his class’s #1 ranked high school prospect but had a tumultuous season as a USC Trojan, which is why we are discussing him as a potential 19th pick instead of someone who should be in the mix for the top half of the lottery spot. An injury-riddled freshman season led to inconsistent production and poor per ..read more
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