Tagged: ‘Toronto’

Jeff Weltman gets his shot: GM’s departure is ‘a great loss’ to the Toronto Raptors, says Masai Ujiri
May 24th, 2017 at 12:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's not quite breaking up the Beatles, but dissolving the partnership between Raptors president Masai Ujiri and his trusted general manager Jeff Weltman will leave a tremendous hole in the inner workings of the Toronto Raptors. Weltman gave Ujiri his first full-time job in the NBA. Ujiri got to the...

‘Making the playoffs is nothing’: Team president says Toronto Raptors must change, in some way or another
May 9th, 2017 at 4:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** TORONTO â?? Let us begin this assessment of Masai Ujiri's season-ending press conference by saying right up front that everything was bull, uh, stuff. The Toronto Raptors president literally told us this himself: "I feel like talking now is B.S., basically. It's absolute B.S. why we need to do this...

Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan says he’ll support Kyle Lowry ’100 per cent’ whether he stays or goes
May 8th, 2017 at 1:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** TORONTO â?? Whether star Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry chooses to stay or leave, DeMar DeRozan says he'll support whatever decision his friend and teammate makes this summer. Lowry is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Raptors and become a free agent. The...

Toronto Raptors couldn’t go further in Eastern Conference for immutable reason: They don’t have LeBron James
May 8th, 2017 at 1:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** At the start of every season, in every professional sport, the goal for every team is to end the season as champions. After all, the thrill of competition â?? and the joy of winning â?? is what draws people into sports. But what if there is no path to winning?...

Cleveland Cavaliers go on inevitable runs, sweep hobbled Toronto Raptors into off-season of uncertainty
May 7th, 2017 at 7:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** TORONTO â?? And so, the only win for the Toronto Raptors in the second round of the playoffs was a moral victory. After another comprehensive destruction by the Cleveland Cavaliers in which a late Toronto rally was casually snuffed out, the Raptors went 0-4 against the defending NBA champions. Team...