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The Best Season By Player In Raptors History

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On how to determine which players had the best individual seasons in Raptors history, and a discussion on the pros and cons of win shares.

Shaping the Potential of Jonas Valanciunas

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The first step in helping Jonas Valanciunas continue to develop is figuring out exactly what the idealized finished product looks like. Is he an offensive anchor or a complementary support player?

On Jonas Valanciunas and His Patented Pump Fake

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As a critical element to the team's fortunes next season, Jonas Valanciunas needs to focus on improving the one obvious deficiency in his game.

DeMar DeRozan Joins Team USA for FIBA World Cup

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In a surprising turn of events, the Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan has been named to Team USA's FIBA World Cup squad. What does it mean for DeRozan and the Raptors?

Terrence Ross and The Context of Development

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Terrence Ross is a terrific shooter and burgeoning wing defender. But is the next step of his development what the Raptors really need?

Raptors Off-Season Review Part 3

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An off-season review series on what transpired this summer for the Raptors, and its salary cap impacts.

Raptors Off-Season Review Part 2

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An off-season review series on what transpired this summer for the Raptors, and its salary cap impacts.

Yakkin’ About The Raptors

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Alex and Blake Murphy of Raptors Republic talk about getting over Game 7, Kevin Durant in 2016 and more.

Terrence Ross Might Breakthrough In Year Three

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Heading into his third season, Ross seems ready to break out. We explain why.

Raptors Off-Season Review Part 1

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An off-season review series on what transpired this summer for the Raptors, and its salary cap impacts.

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Goodnight & Goodluck: My Last Post With RaptorsHQ

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The end of one chapter, the beginning of a new one here at RaptorsHQ.

Lonely Bruno Caboclo and team chemistry thoughts

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What if in the near future we can actually quantify team chemistry, and if so, would this Raptors team not be such an interesting test case?

Dog Days of Summer - Offseason Thoughts Part 1

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With basketball withdrawal squarely affecting the HQ team, we try to stir up some discussion by bringing up some talking points that have been on our minds this NBA offseason.

Jump Ball: Options For the Raptors' 15th Spot

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In our latest edition of "Jump Ball," Zach and I discuss some options for that last spot on the Toronto Raptors' roster.

Toronto Raptors Off-Season Player Assessments

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With the NBA Draft behind us (welcome Bruno Caboclo and DeAndre Daniels!), the gears of the free agency machine are beginning to turn. Now let's take a look at the strengths of each player and...

Was Kyle Lowry Robbed of an All-NBA Team Berth?

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Taking a break from draft talk, the HQ takes a look back at Kyle Lowry's All-NBA Team snubbing.

Thoughts on the Toronto Raptors Offseason

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With the Toronto Raptors about to enter the crux of their 2014 NBA offseason, guest writer Shalax23 gives his thoughts on the club's future.

Can the Raptors Become a "Heat" or "Spurs?"

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Daniel Reynolds looks at the strengths of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, and wonders if the Toronto Raptors have a chance to duplicate said fortes.

The Importance of Amir Johnson

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Amir Johnson, Serge Ibaka, David West. "One of these players does not belong here..."

Thoughts on Kevin Love and the Raptors

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Kevin Love won't be in Minnesota for too much longer. Is Toronto a viable destination for the league's best power forward?

End of Season Grades: Part III

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The third and final installment of our end of season report card for the Toronto Raptors.

End of Season Grades: Part II

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The second installment of our end of season report card

Casey Back as Raptors' Coach: Right Move?

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The Toronto Raptors made it official today, Dwane Casey will return as head coach of the basketball club. But was this the right decision for the franchise going forward?

Raptors take big step back to NBA relevancy

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Yesterday's loss to the Brooklyn Nets was a tough one to swallow, but as Adam Francis notes, it also marked a big step by the Toronto Raptors, back to NBA relevancy.

5 Data-Driven Narratives So Far From Raps vs Nets

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Based on a slew of data, I take a dive into some of the interesting story-lines from the Raptors vs Nets playoff series so far.

Raptors May Need to Pick Up Pace vs Nets

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If the Toronto Raptors really want to start treating the Brooklyn Nets like dinosaurs, they need to get their Flintstones feet on...

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