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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.
Kyle Cantlon
9.24.18
nba

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.
Blake Murphy
7.18.18
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

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

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.
Blake Murphy
7.10.17
nba

NBA Draft Should Kickstart Wild Offseason for Raptors

Toronto has been quiet while the rest of the league is going crazy. But with the draft coming, things are likely to go from 0 to 100 real quick.
Blake Murphy
6.21.17
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

Raptors Face Franchise-Defining Decision with Kyle Lowry

Everything for the Raptors this summer starts and ends with unrestricted free agent Kyle Lowry.
Blake Murphy
5.10.17
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

Raptors Get Aggressive at Deadline Without Mortgaging Future

Toronto impressively balanced its present vs. future needs with additions of Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker.
Blake Murphy
2.24.17
nba

The Raptors Need Outside Help, But Face a Dilemma as Trade Deadline Nears

Toronto has the assets to bring in a high-calibre player and push for another deep playoff run. But is there a suitable trade to be made?
Blake Murphy
2.2.17
nba

Masai Ujiri's Free Agency Patience Comes with Its Own Hidden Risk

Ujiri chose to sit out the first crazy days of free agency, again. For his team's long-term cap sheet, that was probably for the best. But there's a catch.
Eric Koreen
7.20.16
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