Category Archives: Columns

The Raptors Don’t Appear Ready For What Awaits Them In The Playoffs

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A winning season doesn’t mean anything on it’s own – it just represents the first steps.


Raptors’ Defense Struggling without Amir Johnson

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NBA: Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors

It’s hard to worry during a hot streak, but the defense needs Amir Johnson back.


Lowry’s Injury Has Given Valanciunas A Chance To Shine

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All season long, Kyle Lowry has acted as a vocal mentor for Raptors’ second-year centre Jonas Valanciuas.


Does DeMar DeRozan Have a Case for Most Improved Player?

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Examining the evolution of DeMar DeRozan and the MIP race.


Raptors On the Precipice of Ousting The Toronto Sport Team Curse

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Even an optimist can fall prey to the dreaded Toronto Sport team curse mentality, but I examine why it’s finally over.


Finding Kyle Lowry: A Comprehensive Essay

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An in-depth analysis of Kyle Lowry’s situation with the Raptors, including a comparison of Lowry’s value with those of other similar-situated players.


Let’s dust off Landry Fields

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NBA: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors

A relatively risk-free proposition: see what Fields can offer.


Swimming Upstream on the John Salmons Issue

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Toronto Raptors lose to the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-118

Taking an objective look at John Salmons, and assessing his role on this team.


Can DeRozan Buck Raptors Playoff History?

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Carter and Bosh both floundered in their first playoff appearances. That doesn’t have to spell doom for DeRozan and the Raptors.


Game of Thrones: March Madness-Style

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Anyone who has seen the end of season three will understand why I was reminded of this alternate title. It was jaw-dropping. I was so shocked and stunned, I actually had trouble sleeping that night.


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