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Raptors Insider: Player meetings are just overrated

One of the constantly exaggerated things that can happen in the context of a volatile NBA season is the effect that just player meetings have on a team. ADVERTISEMENT in the wake of the pool wild birds last week after Ugly loss in Brooklyn, a small group chat was held. It wasn’t huge and it … Read more

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How did Pascal Siakam get to 5th on the Raptors’ scoring list?

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It was a Wednesday night in October 2017 at the quirky Oracle Arena in Oakland, and Fred VanVleet He remembers her well. ADVERTISEMENT Toronto would lose that night — 117-112 to the Golden State Warriors in an early-season NBA game and have little overall score — but as the showdown unfolded, so did the bright … Read more

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Raptor Fred Vanfleet sees the light of day after the misery of the road

Fred VanVleet He knows where Raptors He is as a team and where he is as a player these days, you have to heed his words. ADVERTISEMENT It wasn’t the greatest of weeks for the franchise or its veteran base, but the belief that it’s the end of days or the time for any kind … Read more

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Raptors Insider: Scotty Barnes stuns with a bad game

wild birds He made some significant rotation changes this week against the Cavaliers And it came down to this: one of them was strategic in nature. The other was to send a message. ADVERTISEMENT the shift Gary Trent Jr To the bench role only makes sense. He can activate a second unit offensively, he can … Read more

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Pascal Siakam is close to returning the Birds of Prey. In some ways he never left

naturally Pascal I’m sorry It was crazy, frustrating, frustrating and many other things when its unusual start in NBA season Due to an injury that has now cost him 10 matches. ADVERTISEMENT This is just a normal reaction after taking such a nasty blow to a seemingly innocuous slip on a wet spot on the … Read more

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Raptors insider: The NBA trade deadline is complicated by injuries

There are those in the highest ranks wild birds Management who thought it would take 20 games or about a month out of the season to figure out what the team is, what it needs and how the pieces fit. Then they can start to figure out what specifically needs to be done. ADVERTISEMENT Good … Read more

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Uninhabited birds of prey cannot repel properly motivated mosquito nets

Timing is everything in sports, especially when it comes to playing the dysfunctional Brooklyn Nets. ADVERTISEMENT On paper, the Nets are one of the most talented teams in the NBA. They have arguably the best player of the game in Kevin Durant, an elite talent in Kyrie Irving, a defensive wizard in Ben Simmons and … Read more

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Devastated by injuries, the Raptors soon get help with Siakam’s training

It was a tough slog for the depleted wild birds Its roster of best players is stolen, but no one is put down where the team finds itself. ADVERTISEMENT They tread well in eight games without her Pascal I’m sorry And a few of them minus other major contributors too, and in the grand scheme … Read more

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Short-handed Raptors dig deeper on the Atlanta ride

Nick Nurse was checking the growing backlog in Raptors Sick Bay and do grim arithmetic. With a roster suddenly devastated by injuries and illness, let’s just say there were plenty of empty seats on Friday’s charter flight to Atlanta, where the Raptors take on the Falcons on Saturday. ADVERTISEMENT “Looks like we’re heading out there … Read more

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Raptors Insider: Toronto walks the tightrope with Thad Young

Thad Young He was the standout professional through his 17 appearances Raptors The season has been credited to him – and the establishment – for accepting a strange, sometimes frustrating role. ADVERTISEMENT There’s no way a 16-year-old veteran is going to sign up for a game, sit out two or three games, and then get … Read more

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