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This Is the Toronto Raptors' Best Chance to Make the NBA Finals

With a true superstar in Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James out of the Eastern Conference, we might see the most successful Raptors team ever.


The Oscar for Weirdest-Sounding Laugh Goes to Kawhi Leonard

The Toronto Raptors' quiet star described himself as a fun guy at NBA media day, and let out the most awkward laugh imaginable.


DeMar DeRozan's Loyalty to the Toronto Raptors Was Admirable

DeRozan, traded to the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard, was Toronto basketball. He put the city on his back, became an All-Star, and did it all with class. He'll be missed.


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.


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.


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.


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.


What Four Years with the Raptors Taught Us About Bruno Caboclo

Caboclo, the most unique player development experiment in the modern NBA, never made it in Toronto, but was a worthwhile gamble on Masai Ujiri's part.


A Basketball Trip to Africa Was the Best Summer of My Life

I documented what I saw and learned over a six-country tour of Africa as part of Masai Ujiri's GOA basketball program.


Masai Ujiri Talks About His Roots and Basketball Development in Africa

Ujiri sat down with VICE Sports to discuss Giants of Africa, an annual basketball program the Nigerian-born Raptors president runs for underprivileged youth.


Stunning Photos from a Summer of Basketball in Africa with Masai Ujiri

We went to six countries in Africa this summer and captured images of Ujiri's Giants of Africa youth basketball program.


Raptors' Plan of Attack Clearer After Aggressive Roster Reshuffle

With a few dramatic moves, the Raptors have balanced the roster from a positional perspective, addressed a shooting deficiency, and improved their financial flexibility for this year and next.