Toronto Raptors

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The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario, where their home court is at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors are part of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was established in 1995, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies, as part of the NBA's expansion into Canada. When the Grizzlies relocated to Memphis, Tennessee to become the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001, the Raptors became the only Canadian team in the NBA. They originally played their home games at the SkyDome (later renamed Rogers Centre), before moving down the street to the Air Canada Centre in 1999.

Like most expansion teams, the Raptors struggled in their early years, but after the acquisition of Vince Carter through a draft day trade in 1998, the team set league attendance records and made the NBA playoffs in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Carter was instrumental in leading the team to a then-franchise high 47 wins and their first playoff series win in 2001, where they advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. During the 2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons, they failed to make significant progress and he was traded in 2004 to the New Jersey Nets.

After Carter left, Chris Bosh emerged as the team leader. In 2006–07, Bryan Colangelo's first full season as President and General Manager, a combination of Bosh, 2006 first overall NBA draft pick Andrea Bargnani and a revamp of the roster helped the Raptors qualify for their first playoff berth in five years, capturing the Atlantic Division title with 47 wins. In the 2007–08 season, they advanced to the playoffs again, but failed to make the playoffs in each of the next five seasons. In a bid to persuade Bosh to stay, Colangelo overhauled the team roster for the 2009–10 season, but Bosh signed with the Miami Heat in July 2010, ushering in yet another era of rebuilding for the Raptors.

After Masai Ujiri was brought in as the new General Manager in 2013, he traded Bargnani to the New York Knicks. With a backcourt led by DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, the Raptors returned to the playoffs, won their second Atlantic Division title, and won a franchise record 48 games in the 2013–14 season. However, they failed for a fourth consecutive time to advance beyond the first round of the playoffs.

Home Venue: 
Air Canada Centre

Toronto Raptors
Air Canada Center
50 Bay Street
Suite 500
Toronto, ON M5J 2X2


Submitted by Carlos Cobb (not verified) on

Donald Trump won the election. If the Warriors make the finals again. I will make fun of people. That is my motivation. You better pray that the Warriors fail. Give this note to the Raptors team

Submitted by William Dupree (not verified) on

Raptors must practice 1 Clear court vision - know where other team members are on court and defenders,
2 Create lanes for the ball handler on your team to get to basket, 3 Shoot shots in areas where you know you have a high percentage of success when being played man on man have confidence in your shooting abilities when in your high percentage areas, 4 Make clear clean passes try not to turn over 5 Be alert and have busy hands anticipate where you would pass or hand off the ball when Golden State has ball and 6 when Golden State set picks back off to let your man through.7 Try more 2 point than three point shoots,

Submitted by JACK BULKO (not verified) on

It was very strange to see all those players on the Raptor team & coaching staff testing positive & there has been no investigation by the GM or Ownership of the Raptors ..Under covid 19 criteria NHL player & NFL teams & player have been slapped with heavy fines by the league & ownership finning players of the team ..Toronto Raptor GN have done nothing of an investigation of individuals that tested positive ..The GM has not come out in Public & release a statement why the players & coaching staff test positive ..The last 2 games should have been won very easily before the all-star break ..It would be shame if Raptors lose out of p[layoffs by these games lost because half the team was out because tested positive that these individuals were careless ....

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