dwane casey

nba

It's Okay to Believe in Blake Griffin

The five-time All-Star is by and large no longer considered one of the NBA's very best players. His new head coach, Dwane Casey, has some different thoughts.
Michael Pina
7.20.18
nba

Nick Nurse Leading the Raptors Feels Like a Good Fit, Bad Optics Be Damned

Hiring the assistant of the successful guy you fired as head coach is sure to be questioned. But Nurse is not Dwane Casey, and sounds like the fresh voice and innovator Toronto needs.
Blake Murphy
6.15.18
nba

Firing Dwane Casey Is a Difficult But Justifiable Move for Toronto Raptors

Casey is the most successful coach in franchise history, but his Raptors teams have struggled to perform in the playoffs. Expect more changes from Masai Ujiri.
Blake Murphy
5.11.18
nba

The Toronto Raptors Shouldn't Blow It Up

Masai Ujiri isn't going to tank and he shouldn't try to, either. At least not this offseason. There's value in sticking with this core.
Blake Murphy
5.10.18
NBA playoffs

The Toronto Raptors Played Everyone for Fools

In hindsight, it almost seems silly to think Toronto had any chance of beating LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
Blake Murphy
5.8.18
NBA playoffs

The Soul-Crushing Dominance of LeBron James

LeBron had a memorable Game 2 performance in Toronto and has once again sent the Raptors' season up in flames.
Blake Murphy
5.4.18
NBA playoffs

The Raptors Have a Legit Shot at Dethroning LeBron and the Cavaliers

Cleveland has LeBron and has ousted Toronto from the playoffs the last two years. But the Raptors are different this time around and have been the better team all season.
Blake Murphy
4.30.18
nba

Toronto Raptors' Culture Shift Clear as Day in Playoff Opener

The Raptors trusted what worked so well for them during the regular season and exorcised their Game 1 demons with a win over the Wizards.
Blake Murphy
4.15.18
nba

How Astrology Could Factor In to the Raptors' Playoff Success

We talked to an astrologer about DeRozan, Lowry, and VanVleet to find out if there was anything he could see that might help predict how they play in the postseason.
KATIE HEINDL
4.13.18
nba

What a Toronto Raptors Rebuild Could Look Like

From letting Kyle Lowry walk to replacing Dwane Casey as coach, a teardown might be the logical direction the Raptors go this offseason.
Blake Murphy
5.12.17
NBA playoffs

LeBron's Torching of Raptors Sends Toronto into Difficult Offseason

The Raptors have enjoyed a strong four-year stretch, but run the risk of getting stuck in the middle with no clear way to close the gap on the unstoppable James and the Cavaliers.
Blake Murphy
5.8.17
NBA playoffs

Toronto's Future Could Depend on How It Closes Out Series vs. Cleveland

If the Raptors show fight and avoid a sweep, perhaps the core will remain intact. If not, well, it could be time to go in another direction.
Blake Murphy
5.4.17
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