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Grading The Deal: Bismack Biyombo Signs With Magic For $72M

by Christopher Reina

Jul 2, 2016 6:14 PM

Seemingly out of nowhere, Bismack Biyombo became a plenty respectable generic drug version of Dikembe Mutombo. Now he joins a crowded yet talented Magic frontcourt on a reasonable contract. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: DeMar DeRozan Stays With Toronto On $139M Deal

by Christopher Reina

Jul 1, 2016 1:41 PM

DeMar DeRozan is coming off a four-year, $40 million extension signed in 2012 that he clearly outperformed and is now infinitely more expensive on his new deal. Read more »

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Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Jun 24, 2016 1:26 AM

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »

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2016 Offseason Preview: Toronto Raptors

by Keith P Smith

Given the fact that Toronto signed both Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross last summer, and their clear desire to bring back DeMar DeRozan, this may be a relatively quiet for Masai Ujiri unless he does something major to free up space to re-sign Bismack Biyombo. Read more »
DeMar DeRozan And Toronto's Slightly Crazy, Ultimately Correct Choice

by Colin McGowan

Given the choice among the abyss of a protracted rebuild, a couple more playoff seasons, or some zany Plan C panic move, the non-masochist takes some 45 wins and the subdued joy of nightly competence. Read more »
The Spectacular Nonsense Of Cavs, Raptors

by Colin McGowan

Many of the Cavs' shots that are now 24-footers were dunks and lay-ins during the pair of blowouts for that opened the series, while Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan ascended to being unguardable back in Toronto. Read more »
Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Cavaliers Vs. Raptors

by Michael Pina

The Raptors enter the Eastern Conference Finals as the inferior team. They have less talent and fewer lineup combinations that can shield off the hammers Cleveland will throw. Read more »
Is Luol Deng A More Valuable Free Agent Than DeMar DeRozan?

by Jonny Auping

What makes Luol Deng special, what is finally being noticed in these playoffs, is that he is the rare veteran player whose game has grown perfectly in sync with the evolution of the NBA. The smart teams know this and will target him in free agency. Read more »
Toronto's Shot Selection Issues

by Jake Hyman

Errant passes, a questionable shot selection and complete defensive ineptitude stymied the Raptors' quest for victory No. 4 in Game 6. Read more »
How The Raptors Can Fix Their DeMar DeRozan Problem

by Michael Pina

To get back in the series, Toronto needs DeMar DeRozan to hit shots and start resembling the efficient monster he's become. Here a few adjustments Dwane Casey can make to get him going. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Raptors Vs. Pacers

by Brett Koremenos

On how Indiana will try to get high value shots against Toronto's scheme, the possible return of DeMarre Carroll to the starting lineup and how Vogel will use one of their best 5-man lineups. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
The Inactivity Of The Raptors, Celtics

by Brett Koremenos

The Raptors and Celtics may look smart for sitting out this year's deadline as it puts them in the same philosophical state as the NBA's model franchise: the Spurs. Read more »
Eastern Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, we look at which teams in the Eastern Conference will be buying or selling, or could even do either. Read more »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »
How Toronto's Offense Remains Efficient Without Ball Movement Beauty

by Matt Lurie

What the Raptors' lack in ball-movement they make up for with getting to the free-throw line and not turning the ball over and it all begins with DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: Toronto Raptors

by Brett Koremenos

Despite setting a franchise record with 49 wins last season, the Raptors hardly seemed content with the status quo this offseason. Though their core trio of Demar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas remained unchanged, the supporting cast around them will have a few fresh faces. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
Potential Destinations For Tom Thibodeau

by Danny Leroux

A Tom Thibodeau team should have played below expectations on defense, have some key players capable of performing at a high level who will still be under team control a few seasons from now and the total talent to be relevant within the first two seasons. Read more »