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Dog Days of Summer - Offseason Thoughts Part 1


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


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


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?


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


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?"


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


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

Thoughts on Kevin Love and the Raptors


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


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

End of Season Grades: Part II


The second installment of our end of season report card


Casey Back as Raptors' Coach: Right Move?


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


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


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


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

Ujiri takes centre stage for Raptors in Game 1


The Raptors played their first playoff game since 2008, but it was their general manager Masai Ujiri that stole the headlines.

Blogging With the Enemy - Raptors vs Nets


RaptorsHQ chats with NetsDaily.com regarding the Nets vs Raptors first-round playoff series...

RHQ Media Roundtable: Pre-NBA Playoffs Edition


It's time for another edition of Raptors HQ's Media Roundtable, this time discussing a fairly foreign topic our panel; the Toronto Raptors and the NBA's post-season!

This Ain't Your Early-Season Eastern Conference


Miami are still the favourites to reach the NBA Finals, but it's no longer a formality; and it's certainly not a given that they'll go through Indiana to get there.

Report: Raptors Interested in Reacquiring Bargs


After last night's 93 to 83 loss to the Miami Heat, it's quite clear that the Toronto Raptors need some help. That help could come this offseason in the form of Andrea Bargnani. The Raptors made...

Jonas is Struggling, But it's Not Time to Panic


It's been a frustrating, up-and-down season for the Raptors big-man, but let's all take some deep breaths and put things into perspective.

Something Special Happening in Toronto


Guest author Daniel Levitt discusses the recent success of the Toronto Raptors, and where they go from here.

Raptors Trade Deadline Day Thoughts


With the NBA's trade deadline hours away, Adam Francis gives his take on potential moves the Toronto Raptors may consider, specifically, none.

DeRozan Scores 8 in All-Star Game Debut


Toronto Raptors' swingman DeMar DeRozan made a successful debut in last night's NBA All-Star Game. His squad won 163 - 155.

East Wins Dunk Contest but Ross Dethroned by Wall


Terrence Ross might have brought out Drake, but John Wall simply brought out the best slam dunk. Ross, Wall and Paul George put on an excellent show in last night's NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk...

Ross Set to Defend All-Star Slam Dunk Crown


The Toronto Raptors feature prominently in tonight's NBA All-Star Saturday Night events and Terrence Ross looks to defend his Slam Dunk Crown.

From Waterworld to JCVD: Grading the Raps, Part 3


Kyle Lowry as Humphrey Bogart? Sure, why not.

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