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

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 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
4.16.18
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
nba

The Raptors Got Punked by the Cavs in Game 1

This was exactly the type of start the Toronto Raptors couldn't let LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have.
Blake Murphy
5.2.17
nba playoffs 2017

Norm Powell Swung the Raptors-Bucks Series

Powell, an afterthought who was packaged in a 2015 draft-day deal with Milwaukee, has shifted a first-round playoff series for the second year in a row.
Blake Murphy
4.25.17
NBA playoffs

Giannis-Middleton Combo a Problem for Raptors, Who No-Showed Another Big Game

The Raptors were embarrassed in Game 3 and have failed to adjust to Milwaukee's aggressive style of defense, which could ultimately cost them the series.
Blake Murphy
4.21.17
nba

How Tucker and Ibaka Add New Dimension to Raptors' Defense

Toronto's two big deadline additions are providing immediate impacts on the defensive end, helping make the Raptors a much more complete unit.
Blake Murphy
3.3.17
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