Monthly Archives: February 2009

Raptors Look to Make it 3 Wins in 4 Games

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Kyrie Irving

90 points-in-the-paint. That’s what the Raptors gave up to the Suns on Friday. Fortunately for them, the Mavs are far more perimeter oriented. Dampier isn’t the threat that Shaq is in the paint, and the rest of the guys work outside in. Not that it matters, because ultimately the Mavs are playing for a playoff   …Continue Reading


Raptors are BBQ Chicken

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Kyrie Irving

1 of 3968 dunks put down by The Big Aristotle Suns 133, Raptors 113 Q: What do you call the Suns when they are missing both Nash and Stoudemire? A: Good enough to beat the Raptors. This marks another occasion (last time being against the Bucks) that the Raptors couldn’t take advantage of a team   …Continue Reading


Roll Call – Feb 27 vs Shaq…err…Suns

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cavsraps

The “ooohh….paint. I thought you said we should try to defend the saint more” edition Banks – if he goes to bed tonight thinking about that kid in public school that teased him saying he wouldn’t amount to anything, Marcus should be rest assured that the bully wasn’t talking about him as a person…just his   …Continue Reading


Phoenix East vs Phoenix West

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cavsraps

In the desert, a monster awaits. Yesterday’s big news was Nathan Jawai being sent down to the D-League where he’ll try to give the Raptors a single reason to pick up his $736,420 option for next year. This was a move that the fans were calling for about two months and I’m glad Colangelo finally   …Continue Reading


AltRaps 3 Point Shot

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cavsraps

Give us your thoughts… 1)    Think it is worth it to bring in a coach that specializes in big men? Much like the Magic did with Ewing, do you think bringing in someone focused just on our bigs would help Andrea, Chris, etc improve aspects of their game? 2)    If Bryan stays the course and   …Continue Reading


Quick Hits: Triano needs to go, Marion is good news, Roko/Jawai development

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cavsraps

Jay Triano: Sam Mitchell was fired when the Raptors were 8-9, Triano’s record with the team is 15-27. If Colangelo in his heart of hearts still believes that this is the best Raptor team he has ever assembled then the decision come off-season should be straightforward. Even though Triano didn’t have the luxury of having   …Continue Reading


AltRaps’ 3 Point Shot

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cavsraps

Time to poll the Republic… 1)    Is Triano’s system finally clicking or are the past two victories merely representative of the opposition? 2)    No change in Raptors ticket prices for next year. Good business model? Is this in answer to their critics or do you think they feel they have hit a wall with respect   …Continue Reading


Raps run over TWolves

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cavsraps

Timberwolves 110, Raptors 118 Taking my first crack at post-game analysis, I’m happy I’m getting to do so after a Raptors win. The Raps definitely needed this game to keep their 4% playoff hopes alive – as calculated by ESPN’s John Hollinger. Considering how they finished the fourth quarter against the Knicks on Friday, it   …Continue Reading


Roll Call – Feb 24 vs Timberwolves

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cavsraps

The “anybody ever hear of this Carney kid” edition Banks – back spasms. didn’t play. wouldn’t have cared if he did. Bargnani – sweeter than tiramisu. smoother than maple syrup. as handsome as a mountie. He was running hard, he was slamming, he was laying up, he swore when he missed a chippy. Only thing   …Continue Reading


Linkage for Feb 24 7pm to Feb 26 7am

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cavsraps

The Raptors Republic crew scoured the nets and found these recent goodies on the WWW:


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