Toronto Raptors

Bursting into the NBA world in 1995 as part of the league’s growth, Toronto travelled the same road as many expansion teams during its first few years: by sucking.

After early progression, the city started to get behind the Raptors when Vince Carter became half-man, half-amazing and dominated one of the greatest All Star Slam Dunk contests of all time. While he left shortly after, the seed was planted and a love of basketball blossomed and remained in Canada.

In 2019 the Raptors won their first championship and millions attended the championship parade.

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse: “We have a legitimate shot”

In an exclusive interview with Double Clutch, Raptors coach Nick Nurse shares his thoughts with Huw Hopkins about his team’s chances of winning back-to-back NBA titles

The Step Back: Air apparent

He had the hops and the hype, but Sean Guest looks back on Vince Carter’s run as ‘the next Michael Jordan’ as a series of missed opportunities

Top 5 MVP Race – COVID slows LeBron James’ momentum

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing us all inside. It makes banal conversations about basketball feel…

Top 5 MVP Race – it’s Giannis’ to lose

For the first time this season, Huw Hopkins has seen no movement in the Top 5 MVP Race, but the beef that its leader finds himself in makes this edition all the more intriguing

Top 5 MVP Race – All-Star returns

With the distractions of the All-Star break out of the way, Huw Hopkins looks at who is making a second half push in the MVP race

Top 5 MVP Race – Damian Lillard makes a leap

Huw Hopkins looks at what Damian Lillard’s antics did as candidates for the MVP award jostle for position going into the All-Star break

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Who to watch at the NBA trade deadline – 3s, Ds and a bit of Love

Moves have been made, but the bigger trades are yet to be made. Tom Hall breaks down some 3s and 4s that could be next

Teamwork makes the dream work for the Toronto Raptors

Toronto’s total team performance last night isn’t just a one-off, it’s been happening all season

Who is the Defensive Player of the Decade?

As Double Clutch’s look back over the 2010s, the team take a look at who were the NBA’s best defensive players of the decade