Ranking The Playoff Desperate

the desperate 1. Minnesota Timberwolves. They haven’t been in the playoffs since George Bush was the Prez and if we’re counting at home that would be 14 seasons without a post-season even with Kevin Garnett and Kevin Love in tow. You know who you are, those who penciled the Wolves in for 50 wins and…

The Raptors Are Crashing, Whining, And Missing Threes

If you listen to the Toronto Raptors long enough, regardless of who is talking, it is the same slow pitched whine about LeBron James, as if they didn’t realize LeBron James has been to six straight NBA Finals. Yes, he is extraordinary. LeBron has played in 25 straight playoff series. He has won 22 and…

Awake, Lowry and DeRozan Causing All Kinds of Trauma

No one saw this coming, saw the Toronto Raptors on life support one minute, and then throwing jabs and left hooks the next minute. The Raptors had a DNR- do not resuscitate. The body was near dead. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan were oxygen deprived. The mood was grim. The Raptors were destroyed in Cleveland.…

How Much $$$ is DeMar DeRozan Willing to Turn Down?

In the summer of 2014, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri, had one of the biggest coups of his career when he beat back Pat Riley and the Miami Heat and convinced Kyle Lowry to accept a salary of $12 million per year to stay in Toronto. That’s chump change right about now, particularly with the cap…

Give the Raptors an A-

The Toronto Raptors hired Masai Ujiri as their GM before the 2013-14 season. At that point, Toronto had endured five consecutive losing seasons, and thus a substantial playoff drought. But Ujiri has brought year-after-year improvement to the franchise, as the Raptors look to secure their third straight Atlantic Division title. Ujiri’s first trade as Toronto’s…