I Expect More Of The Same From B.C.

DeRozan can’t be the last “new” Raptor this year. Before getting into it, I want to welcome DeMar DeRozan into the mix. I am a big fan of the kid. He instantly becomes a big part of the future. Although he is young and raw, he satisfies the starting SG role. In fact, without having… Read more »

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Linkage for Jun 29 9am to Jun 30 7pm

Linkage for Jun 29 9am through Jun 30 7pm: Griffin. Rubio. DeRozan. – HoopsVibe Carefoot Doin’ (My) Work | Searching For ’93 Courtside – Boozer staying Utah + I predict where the free agents will go Small Forward Options in Free Agency What About 2009?: Free Agent Factors – NBA Noise Trade Talks Heat… Read more »

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Linkage for Jun 26 1pm to Jun 29 7am

Linkage for Jun 26 1pm through Jun 29 7am: RaptorTalk: DeMar DeRozan Is A Gamble Worth Taking 2009 NBA Free Agency Preview: The top unrestricted free agents Hoops Addict » Dunleavy, Bosh And 2010 2006 NBA Draft | Empty the Bench Court Surfing – Introducing DeMar DeRozan Random Draft Thoughts… – Toronto Sports Exchange Jays… Read more »

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Morning Coffee – June 27

 Globe and Mail According to league sources at least five NBA teams inquired about Parker in the lead-up to Thursday night’s draft, where Toronto took DeRozan ninth overall out of the University of Southern California. The five teams to ask about Parker, a free agent on July 1st, include San Antonio, Boston, Phoenix, Cleveland and… Read more »

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Morning Coffee – June 26

Toronto Sun Having already addressed the Raptors deficiency in toughness with the acquisition of Reggie Evans via a trade, Colangelo addressed his club’s other glaring weakness getting a guy who can create his own shot and has no qualms about going through people to get to the rim. Raptors head coach Jay Triano revealed the… Read more »


The Big Winners and Losers of the Draft

@DeMar_DeRozan – Toronto here I come. Air Canadas back. After a lot of crazy hype in the hours leading up to the draft (that saw some pretty big names get dealt) the draft itself came and went without a whole lot of action.  In fact, after the first 10 picks, nothing really happened.  The most… Read more »

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We Have A Contest Winner…

Congratulations to Jeffrey (comment 136). You nailed the selection and both tie-breakers. Please send an email to me (altraps at from the same email address you used to post your selection and we will get the details to you. Congrats and thanks for the amazing amount of entries.

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Linkage for Jun 25 9am to Jun 26 11am

Linkage for Jun 25 9am through Jun 26 11am: Chaun’s Raptors and NBA blog: Welcome DeMar!! Morning after: Draft thoughts and the new makeup of the Chicago Bulls – Chicago Bulls Confidential Finally, Toronto was rumored to be in love with James Johnson and considering drafting him at #9. Taking Johnson may prove valuable if… Read more »


2009 NBA Lottery Consensus (?) Mock Draft

With the draft only hours away and so much still unresolved, I decided to poll the boys at the office to see who they thought was getting their name called by David Stern in the first hour of tonights draft. Here is what the writers at had to say: