We are less than four weeks into the NBA season. And while it is a small sample size, it is large enough to determine whether teams are off to good starts or bad starts. The bigger question is how long can these teams sustain their starts? For that, we have brought back the Three-Man Weave, where three Sheridan Hoops staff members answer three questions. Making his Weave debut is columnist Ben DuBose, who also handles our Tuesday blog. He was able to
Vince Carter put the Toronto Raptors on the map. For a young franchise in the NBA playing outside the United States, you can see why “Air Canada” meant so much to the city and to the Raptors organization. They don’t garner much interest from big free agents, having to build their roster through the draft, which has been a problem facing Toronto since its inception into the league. Then Vince Carter changed all that. He made the Raptors exciting, using his
It is too early in the season to start ranking the MVP candidates. Or is it? Hey, how many chances to you get to say the Grizzlies and Raptors are on course to meet in the NBA Finals? It would be like one big Canadian reunion. There will be Vancouver nostalgia columns run amok. (The Grizzlies moved from Vancouver to Memphis in 2001). Well, if that is going to be the case, we may as well beat everyone to the punch. My
On a night marking the 20th anniversary of the franchise, the Toronto Raptor’s had history made for the club in the stat books as well. Their star point guard, Kyle Lowry, fresh off of a summer in which the Raptors inked him to a four-year contract worth $48 million.On Friday night, the Raptors took the floor wearing their throwback jerseys from their inaugural season. Despite the night being devoted to the team’s 20th anniversary, Lowry made headlines when he broke
The Philadelphia 76ers are terrible, but at least the team’s social media staff got a win tonight. In the midst of a 32-point blowout to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night, the Sixers Twitter account had a little fun with the fans. Hold on we’re going home. pic.twitter.com/7GwFIl6qBY — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) November 10, 2014Let me explain. The Sixers played in Toronto, hence Drake was in the house. Drake has a hit song called Hold On We’re Going Home. Need I say more.
In a year full over new jerseys, new court designs and new replay centers, the Toronto Raptors decided to bring back something from the past to change things up a bit. The old school jerseys they haven’t worn in more than 15 years will come out of the closet for a matchup on Friday, November 7th when the Washington Wizards travel up north. The Raps will wear the original road purple unis for the first time since May 4, 1999.
BROOKLYN – Andrew Wiggins grew up watching Vince Carter during his “Air Canada” days, back when Tracy McGrady was also with the Toronto Raptors, showing his early flashes of stardom. The phenom drew comparisons to both former Toronto players as ceilings for his development when he entered the NBA draft. However, a handful of games into his NBA career, the 19-year-old has drawn numerous comparisons to Paul George in recent conversations with several league general managers, executives and scouts. Wiggins had his best
Did you hear LeBron James is back in Cleveland? And Derrick Rose has returned from injury! Stop the presses! It’s an exciting time in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, to be sure, but those two stories aren’t the only two worth mentioning as the league’s opening day gets closer and closer. The Toronto Raptors are legit, and there is reason to think they could improve on their breakout performance last season in 2014-2015. For starters, to state the obvious, the East is a