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Jay Triano: “We want to finish real strong going into the All-Star break”

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Can one win turn a season around for an NBA team? The Toronto Raptors hope that is the case. They had a huge win against the Western Conference powerhouse Lakers 106-105 on Sunday and for the first time all season the confidence level is getting higher for the Raptors. This ...

Jay Triano Has His Raptors in Line for a Playoff Spot Right Now

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

The Raptors had a very disappointing season last year.  However, in the offseason, Toronto made some moves so they could try and compete and grab a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.  That’s what they needed to do.  During the summer of 2010, there are going to be a number ...

Chris Bosh is Confident that the Raptors Can Turn Their Season Around

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

For the past couple of years, I have thought that Chris Bosh is the best player in the NBA that not too many people talk about.  Maybe it’s because he’s not loud or boisterous, maybe it’s because he's not flashy with his game or maybe it’s because he plays in ...

Chris Bosh: “You’re going to have to go through a pain threshold to get to where you want to go.”

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Last year was a bigtime disappointment for the Toronto Raptors. They acquired Jermaine O'Neal , but he wasn't nearly productive as some might have initially hoped for and traded him mid-season for Shawn Marion.  So this offseason, the Raptors were big players in free agency, acquiring Hedo Turkoglu, Devean George, ...

Chris Bosh: I’ve Worked Harder This Summer Than I Ever Have

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Chris Bosh is an extremely proud individual; his performance last season cannot be sitting well with him. For that reason, and for that reason only, he will have a monstrous campaign starting October 28th.  Yes, he's going in to his contract year but I don't think that matters at all ...

Amir Johnson: I Wasn’t Surprised By The Trade

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The 'young vet' as he refers to himself, Amir Johnson, is a fairly grizzled 22-year-old in the NBA.  He was the last player selected from high school back in 2005, and mid-way through his four years, he was given some nice guaranteed money by Joe Dumars and the Pistons.  But ...

Jarrett Jack: It’s My Job Not To Let Chris Bosh Settle

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

NBA teams enter the ACC and the game plan is to push the Raps around.  The scouting report reads: they're soft, if you're physical, they'll waver.  It's been a long time since the dinos were tough; Charles Oakley was the last man on the roster that really pushed his 'mates ...

Hedo Turkoglu: There Was No Way Orlando Was Signing Me

Monday, July 13th, 2009

When you think about it, the decision was probably pretty easy for Hedo Turkoglu to choose Toronto over Portland (stick with me for a second).  Yes, Portland has the superior team with superior talent, but also a more dominant ball handler in Brandon Roy - Hedo needs the ball in ...

Andrea Bargnani On Signing His New Contract Extension

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Andrea Bargnani is three years in to his NBA career after being selected number one by Raptors' GM, Bryan Colangelo.  After a solid first year, Bargs stumbled in year two, but bounced back nicely in year three when he was given the playing time.  This 5-year, $50 million extension is ...

DeMar DeRozan: I Was 100% Sure Toronto Was Going To Take Me

Monday, June 29th, 2009

This doesn't happen often: an American is really excited about playing for the Toronto Raptors.  Yes, you can queue the, 'So, now it's inevitable he'll get great and leave' jokes.  In a city where it seems every great Raptor player wants out (see: Carter, McGrady, possibly Bosh, and to a ...