Tag Archives: DeMar DeRozan

Podcast: Raptors Looking for Post Season Success

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Toronto posted a franchise record for regular season victories for the third consecutive year and won its third straight Atlantic Division title, but face an uphill battle after just one game. The Raptors couldn’t find their shooting touch — or a defensive solution for Pacers All-Star Paul George — and were the only team to surrender home court advantage during the opening …

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Fantasy Focus: The Return of Jimmy Butler

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Jimmy Butler needed just 34 minutes to prove he was ready to lead Chicago’s charge into the post season. A sprained left knee has forced Butler to miss the previous 11 games and in his first game back, he had the difficult task of trying to slow down Rockets guard James Harden. While the NBA’s leader in total points scored …

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Fantasy Focus: The Unconventional Star

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A shooting guard without a potent jump shot has emerged as one of the biggest scoring threats in the league. As the rest of the NBA has placed tremendous value on spacing the floor and punishing opponents with a barrage of 3-pointers, DeMar DeRozan instead has posted the seventh most points in the NBA this season by relentlessly attacking the rim. …

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Williams Delivers Clutch Shot for Tornoto

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Another victory was about to slip away for Toronto. Without hesitation, Victor Oladipo sent the home crowd into a frenzy by connecting on a long 3-pointer, from 27 feet out, securing a one point advantage for the Magic with 13 seconds remaining. The Raptors called timeout and coach Dwane Casey quickly drew up a play. 

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Podcast: Bryant’s Plight in Los Angeles

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A triple-double performance from Kobe Bryant both helped etch his name into the NBA’s record books and carry the Lakers to a much needed victory Sunday night. Bryant tallied 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds, becoming the first player in league history to record 30,000 career points and 6,000 career assists in the process, but Los Angeles still needed …

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Fantasy Focus: The Return of Westbrook

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The wait for Russell Westbrook’s return is over and in less than 24 minutes during his return, he proved how much of an impact he can make for the Thunder. For a team that was without Westbrook during a 14 game stretch because of a broken right hand and Kevin Durant due to a stress fracture in his right foot, the return …

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Late Rally from Brooklyn Falls Short

Over nine minutes everything the Raptors had worked for in Game 5 had disappeared. Toronto built a 22 point lead heading into the fourth quarter against the Nets, seemingly in need of just the final buzzer to sound to take a 3-2 series lead.

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Antetokounmpo Ready for Skills Contest

There was no way the NBA could have limited Giannis Antetokounmpo to one event during All-Star weekend. It doesn’t matter that his team, the Milwaukee Bucks, has the worst record in the league or that he is averaging just 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

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Waiver Watch: Reaching Potential

The Raptors needed a fresh start, as did forward Rudy Gay and 51 games was enough to prove the fact. After dealing for Gay prior to the last trade deadline, Toronto sent the forward to Sacramento to give the team some much needed depth.

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Washington Showing Signs of Life, LeBron Ready for Title Run

This time of year is all about the NBA trade deadline, but of course there is a small matter of the All-Star game to deal with first. As the rumors swirl surrounding potential deals and general managers gather during basketball’s showcase weekend, there is no shortage of entertainment for NBA fans right now. But it can take away from the …

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