Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A New Era of Toronto Raptors Basketball

Welcome to a new era of Toronto Raptors basketball.  Starting tonight, this is no longer a Chris Bosh team, this is a Toronto Raptors franchise that is scrambling for a new identity.  This is a team that is projected to barely reach 30 wins and will be a basement team in the East. So with that said, the franchise has to turn somewhere to put people in the seats at the Air Canada Centre. 

The Raptors now have to pick up the pieces and rebuild with youth.  So who's been selected to entertain Raptors fans this season?  We have Amir Johnson, DeMar DeRozan and Sonny Weems, aka The Young Onez.  While they aren't superstar material, they are leading this team into a new direction.  Expectations for this team are low, so let's hope the Young Onez can help re-brand this franchise into something entertaining.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NBA Blog 2010-11 Previews: Southwest Division Recap

It's NBA opening day, and we finish off the blog previews in the Southwest where the Spurs are still a top team in the West, Yao is back and Dirk has started his own Twitter account.  Check 'em out...

Grizzlies:  Straight Outta Vancouver | 3 Shades of Blue | SBN Recap
HornetsAt the Hive | Hornets247 SBN Recap
MavericksMavsMoneyball The Two Man Game
RocketsThe Dream Shake | SBN Recap
SpursPounding the Rock | Project Spurs | SBN Recap
All Previews at SBNation

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Perfect Hedo Turkoglu Heckle

I think the best heckles come when there is a lull in the crowd and when the crowd is a bit sparse.  Case in point, at a Raptors preseason game against the Suns, take a listen as one fan just rips into Hedo at the ACC. 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Welcome to the NBA, Mr. Rautins

Hip Hoop Junkies would like to officially welcome a new Canuck into the NBA, Mr. Andy Rautins.  The dude is featured in the 2010-2011 New York Knicks promo, check it out below.  Keep it up Andy, we'll be watching!

(via Hooped Up)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NBA Blog 2010-11 Previews: Northwest Division Recap

Next up to the plate, the bloggers break down the Northwest Division where Deron Williams will attempt to make Al Jefferson an All-Star and  Kevin Durant will make a run for this year's MVP, check 'em out:

Jazz: SLC Dunk | Salt City Hoops | SBN Recap
Nuggets: Denver Stiffs  |  Roundball Mining Company  |  The Nugg Doctor  |  SBN Recap
Thunder:  Welcome to Loud City | Planet BBall | SBN Recap
Timberwolves:  Canis Hoopus | TwolvesBlog
Blazers: | SBN Recap
Recaps: All Previews

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Basketball Jones Break Down the Raptors

Expect a big season from the dudes at The Basketball Jones this year as they'll be all over the place: on the web, on your iPhone Score app and even on your television screen! The Jones', Tas Melas, broke down their Toronto Raptors season mini-preview with a predicted record of 28-54. The highlight of the preview? The Hedo montage...

And if you haven't check out the TBJ trailer with Trey Kerby, you've gotta watch this.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

DeMar's Summer Mixtape

The summer's over...Chris Bosh has left the building...and we walk into a new chapter of this Raptors organization. And who's the face of the franchise is 2010-2011? The Young Gun, DeMar DeRozan. And judging from this video, DeMar has been putting in work. Let's hope for a huge sophomore season from DeMar.

(via BallIsLife)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

NBA Blog 2010-11 Previews: Central Division Recap

Next up, a few Central Division bloggers ranked their teams for this upcoming season, where I personally think the Bulls will win the East.

Bucks: Brew Hoop | NBAMate | SBNation Recap

Bulls: Blog-A-Bull | SBNation Recap

Cavs: Fear The Sword | WaitingForNextYear

Pacers: Indy Cornrows

Pistons: DetroitBadBoys  |  Detroit Basketball |  |  SB Nation Detroit  |

Recaps: All Previews

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