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Following a snapped three-game win streak, who are the real Toronto Raptors?

NBA.com's Kyle Irving and Scott Rafferty rehash the highs and lows from the Raptors' three-game win streak, the strong play of Chris Boucher and what head coach Nick Nurse should do with the team's rotation moving forward.

In deciphering which version of this team is the real Toronto Raptors, they take a look ahead at where the Raptors may find themselves in a playoff race and if the teams around them in the standings will finish above or below them at the season's end.

What can we take from the Raptors' West Coast trip?

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Kyle Irving dissect the Toronto Raptors 2-8 start to the 2020-21 NBA season. Despite going 1-3 on a trip out West, the Raptors have started to look like themselves again, which could pay off sooner rather than later.

From the positives that range from Pascal Siakam's resurgence to Chris Boucher's arrival to the questions that surround Toronto's defence and second unit, the two decipher what it all means moving forward.

Is it time to panic about the Raptors early-season struggles?

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Carlan Gay discuss concerns surrounding the Toronto Raptors following a slow start to the 2020-21 NBA season.

Is the offence broken? Can Pascal Siakam get back on track? Will early problems persist throughout the season? Ahead of a crucial stretch, the two answer those questions and much more.

What to expect from the Raptors in the 2020-21 season

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Kyle Irving discuss some of the biggest storylines surrounding the Toronto Raptors ahead of the 2020-21 NBA season.

What version of Pascal Siakam should we expect to see? How will Kyle Lowry follow his postseason heroics? Will Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby live up to their recently-signed deals? Most importantly - where should we expect the Raptors to land in a crowded Eastern Conference?

Basketball is back! Previewing Toronto's preseason matchups with the Charlotte Hornets

Ahead of the preseason opener, NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Scott Rafferty preview the Toronto Raptors' two meetings with the Charlotte Hornets.

From what to watch for and an overview of what to expect from the Hornets, the two delve into the biggest storylines facing a Raptors team that has not played since September.

Should the Raptors trade for James Harden?

As trade rumours swirl around Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden, NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Kyle Irving discuss whether or not Toronto should consider trading for the three-time scoring champ.

What would a deal look like? Who would the team include? Is it worth the roll of the dice? The two explore that and more.

Analyzing the Toronto Raptors 2020-21 training camp roster

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Kyle Irving take an extended look at the Toronto Raptors training camp roster as they prepare for the 2020-21 NBA season.

With the Raptors' three-game preseason schedule set to begin on Dec. 12, the two discuss returning players, newcomers, key position battles and expectations for members of the team that look to take on an expanded role.

Breaking down the first half of the Toronto Raptors schedule for the 2020-21 season

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Scott Rafferty dive into the biggest storylines from the Toronto Raptors schedule for the 2020-21 NBA season.

From distance travelled to strength of schedule to back-to-backs and key stretches, the two analyze Toronto's chances to start out the upcoming season on the right note.

2020-21 NBA Power Rankings: Where do the Raptors rank among the best teams in the league?

Kyle Irving and Scott Rafferty break down NBA.com's Power Rankings heading into the 2020-21 season. Which teams are being overlooked?

Which teams are rated too high? Are the Raptors still a top team in the East?

From re-signing VanVleet to replacing Gasol and Ibaka: Recapping the Raptors' first 72 hours of Free Agency

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Kyle Irving recap a busy weekend of Toronto Raptors free agency moves.

From the re-signing of Fred VanVleet and Chris Boucher to the departures of Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka and the additions of Aron Baynes, DeAndre' Bembry and Alex Len, the two cover an eventful 72 hours for the Raptors front office and, of course, what it all means for 2021.

NBA Draft Edition: How'd the Raptors do in the 2020 NBA Draft?

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and NBA.com's draft expert Kyle Irving break down how the Toronto Raptors fared in the 2020 NBA Draft. The two discuss how Malachi Flynn will fit with the Raptors and what will happen to Jalen Harris this season.

Irving gives his winners and losers and the draft and so much more.

NBA Draft 2020 Edition: Latest rumours and final predictions ahead of the draft

With the 2020 NBA Draft set for Nov. 18 and drawing near, NBA.com draft experts Kyle Irving and Eric Fawcett update you with the latest trade and pick rumours leading into the big night.

Will LaMelo Ball go No. 1? Which teams are active in trying to move up or move back? Irving and Fawcett also leave you with a couple of their predictions with things to keep an eye out for on Draft day.

NBA Draft 2020 Edition: Which players could the Raptors target?

NBA.com Draft experts Kyle Irving and Eric Fawcett discuss what the Toronto Raptors should do with their two picks in the upcoming draft.

As Toronto selects at 29 and 59, the two introduce a number of options for both the first and second rounds and take time out to discuss the players that the Raps have reportedly worked out already.

Answering the biggest questions that face the Raps ahead of the new season

Amid reports that the 2020-21 season could begin as soon as Dec. 22, NBA.com's Gil McGregor is joined by site contributor Matt Blum.

The two discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the Toronto Raptors in a unique offseason, including the priority to retain free agents Fred VanVleet and Serge Ibaka, other free agents the team could look to bring in, maintaining financial flexibility for the 2021 offseason and the potential of developing players like Chris Boucher and Matt Thomas into rotational mainstays.

NBA Draft 2020 Edition: Mid-to-late first-rounders that can make an immediate impact

NBA.com Draft experts Kyle Irving and Eric Fawcett break down the remainder of the first round, covering which prospects are worth taking a chance on and which prospects are best-suited for the contenders selecting toward the end of the round.

The two also discuss the latest draft rumours around the league, including LaMelo Ball's draft stock and teams that could trade into the top two.

Finding Big Country: Chatting with award-winning film director Kat Jayme

NBA.com's Carlan Gay chats with award-winning film director Kat Jayme about her film Finding Big Country. They also discuss Jayme's upcoming project on the true story of the Vancouver Grizzlies called the GRIZZLY TRUTH, her Grizzlies fandom and so much more.

NBA Draft 2020 Edition: How will the rest of the lottery play out?

NBA.com Draft experts Kyle Irving and Eric Fawcett discuss the players projected to be selected in the lottery of the 2020 NBA Draft.

Using superlatives to cover a wide range of prospects, learn about the players that are expected to be picked at Nos. 6 through 14, including the biggest sleepers and reaches, players that are moving in and out of the lottery and more.

New season, new look: Breaking down the Raps' new uniforms

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Kyle Irving provide their takes on the Toronto Raptors' recently-unveiled new uniforms, new looks around the league for the upcoming season as well as the big news regarding the changes in Toronto's coaching staff.

NBA Draft 2020 Edition: Discussing the top players in the class

NBA.com Draft experts Kyle Irving and Eric Fawcett discuss the top prospects in the 2020 NBA Draft class.

In addition to discussing the best player comparisons and best fits, the two delve into what the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors should do with their top picks and much more.

Will Serge Ibaka re-sign with the Raptors?

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Scott Rafferty break down the impending free agency of Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka.

Where does he stand among free agent big men? Which teams will be in the running and what type of contract will Ibaka receive?

NBA Finals Talk and the Raps title odds in 2021

NBA.com's Gil McGregor, Scott Rafferty and Kyle Irving discuss the 2020 NBA Finals before spinning things forward to the upcoming season and the recently-revealed title odds for the Toronto Raptors in 2021.

Do the 2019 champs have a real shot at hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy next season?

Discussing Fred VanVleet's free agency

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Scott Rafferty examine Fred VanVleet's impending free agency. WIll he stay in Toronto? Which teams will be vying for his services? How much money will he command?

And what does it all mean ahead of the star-studded free agent class of 2021?

What happens if Marc Gasol really leaves?

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Scott Rafferty discuss the Marc Gasol rumours. What happens if Gasol leaves the Raptors? Who should the Raptors look to replace him with?

What impact does it have on Toronto's cap space?

Has Nick Nurse proven he's the NBA's best coach?

In response to reports that Nick Nurse is set to become one of the league's highest-paid lead men, NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Scott Rafferty evaluate his decision making in the 2020 Playoffs and discuss the long-term impact that retaining Nurse will have on the Raptors franchise.

Should the Raptors trade Norm Powell? And other offseason questions

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Toronto-based national broadcaster, Ashley Docking, take a look at the Raptors' offseason outlook including what to do with the roster going forward.

Post Game Pod: Heartbreak. Raptors' title defence ends in Game 7

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Kyle Irving recap Game 7 of the Toronto Raptors-Boston Celtics semi-final series.

Post Game Pod: Lowry is unbelievable, Game 7 here we come!

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Toronto based national broadcaster, Ashley Docking, recap Game 6 of the Toronto Raptors-Boston Celtics semi-final series.

Post Game Pod: Is the Raptors' title defence over?

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Toronto based national broadcaster, Ashley Docking, recap Game 5 of the Toronto Raptors-Boston Celtics semi-final series.

Post Game Pod: We've got a series now! Raptors even things up with gutsy Game 4 win.

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Kyle Irving recap Game 4 of the Toronto Raptors-Boston Celtics semi-final series.

Post Game Pod: OG, oh my! Raptors season is still alive after Game 3 win

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Toronto based national broadcaster, Ashley Docking, recap Game 3 of the Toronto Raptors-Boston Celtics semi-final series.

Post Game Pod: Down 2-0 again, can the Raptors comeback?

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Toronto based national broadcaster, Ashley Docking, recap Game 2 of the Toronto Raptors-Boston Celtics semi-final series.

Post Game Pod: Raptors lose another Game 1, but is there more to it?

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Toronto based national broadcaster, Ashley Docking, recap Game 1 of the Toronto Raptors-Boston Celtics semi-final series.

Series Preview: Will the Celtics be the Raptors' kryptonite?

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Kyle Irving preview the Toronto Raptors' round two match-up with the Boston Celtics.

Post Game Pod: Siakam has All-Star performance in Game 3 win over the Nets

NBA.com's Carlan Gay, Alex Novick and Scott Rafferty recap the Raptors' Game 3 victory over the Nets. They also take a look at what the Nets can be next season with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

Preview Pod: Did the Nets expose a weakness in Toronto's offence?

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Scott Rafferty preview Game 3 of the first-round series between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets.

Post Game Pod: Fred, Norm lead Raptors to Game 2 victory over Nets

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Toronto based national broadcaster Ashley Docking recap the Raptors' Game 2 win over the Nets.

Preview Pod: What to look for in Game 2 of Raptors/Nets series

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Kyle Irving preview Game 2 of the first-round series between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets.

Post Game Pod: Raptors ride VanVleet to rare Game 1 win

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Toronto based national broadcaster Ashley Docking recap the Raptors' Game 1 win over the Nets. The two debate whether or not Fred VanVleet has become the Raptors' best player.

NBA Playoffs 2020: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets series preview

NBA.com's Gil McGregor and Scott Rafferty preview the Toronto Raptors' first-round series with the Brooklyn Nets.

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Post Game Pod: Stanimal FTW! Raps have fun beating 76ers, 125-121

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Gil McGregor break down the Stanimal game-winner!

Post Game Pod: Boucher, Thomas notch career-highs in win over Bucks

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Toronto based national broadcaster Ashley Docking break down the Raptors' 114-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Did Chris Boucher, Matt Thomas or RHJ play themselves into the rotation?

Post Game Pod: Pretty jerseys, ugly win Raptors bounced back vs. Grizzlies

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Gil McGregor break down the Raptors' 108-99 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Post Game Pod: Did the Celtics expose the Raptors?

NBA.com's Carlan Gay is joined by Toronto based national broadcaster Ashley Docking break down the Raptors' 122-100 loss to the Boston Celtics.

CEBL Summer Series, broadcasting and retirement w/ Jevohn Shepherd

NBA.com's Carlan Gay is joined by former National Team member Jevohn Shepherd to talk about his retirement, stepping into the broadcast world and the CEBL (Canadian Elite Basketball League).

Post Game Pod: Raps smother the Magic, Gasol's best game in the bubble

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Scott Rafferty break down the Raptors' 109-99 win over the Orlando Magic.

Post Game Pod: Raps, Fred VanVleet out grit the Heat

NBA.com's Carlan Gay, Alex Novick and Gil McGregor break down the Raptors' 107-103 win over the Miami Heat.

Post Game Pod: Raptors lockdown Lakers, 107-92

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Gil McGregor break down the Raptors' 107-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Preview Pod: Raptors vs. Lakers - Aug. 1st

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Scott Rafferty preview the Raptors' first game back against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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What did we learn from the scrimmages?

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Scott Rafferty discuss their biggest takeaways from the Toronto Raptors' three scrimmages.

What should we expect from the Scrimmages?

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Gil McGregor talk about what Raptors fans should expect heading into the three scrimmage games this week.

They also debate who should get more minutes in the regular rotation - Chris Boucher, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson or Patrick McCaw.

Challenges of being a Black play-by-play announcer in the NBA with Meghan McPeak

NBA.com's Carlan Gay is joined by the play-by-play voice of the WNBA champion Washington Mystics and G-League's Captial City Go-Go, Meghan McPeak.

McPeak discusses her journey as a Black play-by-play announcer, calling championship seasons for the Raptors 905 and Mystics, the growth of Pascal Siakam and more.

The Bubble, the Raptors and the CEBL with Sean Woodley

NBA.com's Carlan Gay is joined by Locked On Raptors host Sean Woodley to discuss the Orlando bubble, the Raptors potential playoff storylines and the CEBL's Summer Series 2020.

Breaking down Raptors schedule in season return

Now that the schedule has been released for the eight seeding games before the playoffs, NBA.com's Micah Adams and Scott Rafferty break down what the Raptors still have to play for ahead of the playoffs.

Can the Raptors hold on to the No. 2 seed? Who will be in the rotation? Should Fred VanVleet or Norman Powell start? All that and more.

Where does each Raptors starter rank at their position?

NBA.com's Scott Rafferty and Alex Novick join Micah Adams to critique his recent article where he ranked each starter for the Raptors at their position.

Is VanVleet the 22nd-best shooting guard? Are there 14 small forwards better than Anunoby? Is Zion really better than Siakam? Read the full article on NBA.com.

The Great Debate: Are the Raptors getting disrespected...again?

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Micah Adams are joined by freelance writer Rick Mele to answer the question: are the Raptors getting disrespected, again?

Adams and Mele debate that among other Raptors topics heading into the resume to the season in Orlando.

How important is Marc Gasol?

Marc Gasol was one of the most important pieces to the Raptors title run last season, but how important will he be this year?

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Scott Rafferty discuss what Gasol means to Toronto's championship hopes.

The most clutch team in Toronto Raptors history

The 2019-20 version of the Toronto Raptors is the most clutch in team history.

Carlan Gay and Scott Rafferty discuss whether or not that will hold up in the playoffs, who should be the go-to clutch performer Pascal Siakam or Kyle Lowry and what Nick Nurse's role is in all of this.

Would the Raptors benefit from the Sweet 16 playoffs?

The potential return of the NBA is heating up and it may feature a new playoff format. Would it help or hurt the Raptors' chances of repeating as champions?

The Raptors, playoffs, Brooklyn and beyond

Should the season return, what are the biggest factors for the defending champs?

How do they match up with the Brooklyn Nets? And how realistic is a repeat? The guys look all that and more on this edition of the Raptors Podtable Podcast.

What if Kawhi's shot four-bounced out?

It's the one year anniversary of Kawhi Leonard's game-winning shot in Game 7 to beat the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2019 Eastern Conference Semifinals. NBA.com's Micah Adams, Alex Novick and Scott Rafferty explore the alternate world in which Kawhi misses the game-winning bucket.

Who wins in overtime? Who wins the NBA title? Would Masai have blown it up? The guys dive deep into all that and more on the Raptors Podtable Podcast.

Bonus: Drake albums as NBA All-Stars

On the heels of Drake releasing another project (Dark Lane Demo Tapes), NBA.com's Gilbert McGregor and Kyle Irving go through the Canadian hip hop legend's entire catalogue and compare it to different stars in the NBA.

Breaking down the 2020 NBA Draft big board

NBA.com's draft expert Eric Fawcett stops by to breakdown his big board.

Where does LaMelo Ball land? Can Obi Toppin be serviceable in the NBA? Who's the biggest sleeper with a second-round grade? All that and more on this edition of the Raptors Podtable Podcast.

Canadian draft hopefuls with Elias Sbiet of North Pole Hoops

More Canadians in the NBA? Six Canadian Underclassmen have entered the 2020 NBA Draft and Director of Recruiting for North Pole Hoops Elias Sbiet stops by to talk about the prospects.

Will we see another record number of Canadians drafted this year? How much potential is in this year's draft class and who's up next?

Grading the 2019-20 Toronto Raptors

Class is in session on this edition of the Raptors Podtable Podcast as NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Kyle Irving grade the Toronto Raptors' season.

Did Pascal Siakam get a passing mark? Is an A+ enough for Nick Nurse? Find out what the guys give the entire 2019-20 roster and front office.

It happened...it's real.

On this edition of the Raptors Podtable Podcast, NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Scott Rafferty recap the 2019 NBA Finals series between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors.

The two share their experiences covering the series and more as the Raptors claim their first-ever NBA title.

What if Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady stayed together?

Would Tracy McGrady have become the Hall of Famer we know him as today? Would they have been Toronto's version of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen? Would they have won a championship?

NBA.com's Gilbert McGregor and Scott Rafferty look at what one of greatest "what ifs" in Toronto Raptors history.

Look at this, we created this

On this edition of the Raptors Podtable Podcast, NBA.com's Carlan Gay and special guest and host of Locked On Bucks Kane Pitman recap the historic six-game series between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks.

The two share their experiences covering the series and more as the Raptors reach the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.

Four bounces changed everything

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Gil McGregor recap the classic game seven battle between the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers. The guys talk about how they were feeling at the time of the series and what they learned coming out of it.

They'll also answer the question of who would win in a playoff series today.

Kyle Lowry - the basketball chameleon

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Scott Rafferty take a look at one of the greatest Raptors of all-time - Kyle Lowry and how he's changed his game over the last four years. From an iso and pick and roll scorer to one of the better playmakers in the league, Lowry's done it all in just four short years.

The guys dive deep into the numbers and more on this episode dedicate to Lowry.

Reliving and recapping the Raptors 2019 1st round series with Orlando Magic

On the debut edition of the Raptors Podtable Podcast, NBA.com Global's Carlan Gay and Gil McGregor recap the Raptors' 4-1 series win over the Orlando Magic - AGAIN!

They discuss Kyle Lowry's Game 1 performance, they talk about what they thought at the time of watching the series unfold and their confidence in the Raptors eventually winning the series. They also discuss their biggest takeaways from the series in hindsight.

That and more on the debut episode of the Raptors Podtable Podcast.

Pascal, Pascal and more Pascal

NBA.com's Micah Adams and Scott Rafferty take a look at where Pascal Siakam has improved the most this season, whether or not he'll make an All-NBA team and whether he or Kyle Lowry is the team MVP for the 2019-20 season.

They have beaten Michael, they have beaten the Bulls!

NBA.com's Carlan Gay and Gil McGregor rewatch and breakdown one of the Toronto Raptors' most iconic victories - the day they beat Michael Jordan and the 72-win Chicago Bulls.

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