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Orlando Magic: What Should We Expect In The Aftermath Of The Blockbuster Trade?

December 19th, 2010
While a trade seemed to be imminent and may have been the only way for Otis Smith to keep his job, nobody really expected moves of this magnitude. Once again the NBA taught us no contract is unmovable and nobody is untouchable. Not only that, loyalty is utterly overrated. Just imagine the heat ...

NBA Rumors: Is Allen Iverson Heading To Besiktas Cola Turka, Istanbul?

September 24th, 2010
Seref Yalcin, head of basketball operations of Besiktas Cola Turka, confirmed that an offer was made to acquire the services of the former regular season MVP Allen Iverson. He stated that the chances of signing the 11 time All-Star is likely. "His NBA career is over" said Yalcin. "His stock, however, is still high especially ...

Toronto Raptors: Is Trading José Calderon a Wise Move or an Overreaction?

September 21st, 2010
Probably the two most frequent criticisms that Bryan Colangelo heard last season were the lack of defensive grit and commitment and the below-average overall athleticism of the roster.  It is only natural that the front office has been taking steps to heal those open wounds, while trying to recover from the ...

2010 NBA Summer League: Should Toronto Raptors Keep Joey Dorsey?

July 13th, 2010
The Toronto Raptors' front office has been very busy these days with yet another Bryan Colangelo-type complex trade deals while NBA Summer League is taking its course. It was inevitable that fans directed their attention onto the possible new Raptors such as Boris Diaw, Leandro Barbosa, and Tyson Chandler. However, in ...

Toronto Raptors 2010/2011 Roster Projection Pt 1: The Big Men Edition

July 9th, 2010
So Chris Bosh leaves...surprise, surprise... We might never know the exact circumstances, but I would be utterly shocked if this "hook-up" was not planned during the All-Star break, if not earlier. All these years Bryan Colangelo tried to build around the franchise player Chris Bosh, which was a bed of nails for ...

NBA Free Agent Rumors: Letting Chris Bosh Walk is an Option for Toronto Raptors

July 4th, 2010
Bryan Colangelo should be coming dangerously close to shooting down the circus we came to know as 2010 free agency period. Well Bryan, it is about time... Between tweets, dinners, covert meetings, people popping out of nowhere to pass out unfounded rumors, and worse yet, possible tempering, I don't think we ...

Hedo Turkoglu Likes the Fans, Teammates and Toronto—Just Not The System

June 28th, 2010
Hedo Turkoglu, yet again, spoke to the Turkish media for a second time this offseason to clarify his earlier comments and do some damage control. More interestingly, he seems to pose in his Toronto Raptors athletic wear while working out in his native Turkey. Just by picture alone, one could easily ...

NBA Rumors: Why Hedo Turkoglu (and Chris Bosh) Makes Sense for Orlando

June 17th, 2010
Stan Van Gundy might not be able to give his old number back, but Hedo would be more than happy to join with his old pals regardless. The real question still stands: Does Magic want him back? Before going into Magic and Raptors side of things, let's take a look at how ...

Wheels in Motion: Toronto Raptors Offseason Speculations, Part II

June 14th, 2010
In part 1, fans were asked how they anticipate the next season would be like. 71.5% of the voters stated that it will not be worse than the last season. That shows how hopeful the fans are (even if the franchise player might be slipping away from their hands), and the front office still has some credit ...

Wheels in Motion: Toronto Raptors Offseason Speculations, Part I

June 4th, 2010
Despite the deafening silence on the management's part, one can tell plans are already being made. Like train robbers routinely did in Western movies, you can hear the powerful engine coming towards your way if you kneel down and press your ear against the rails. It is only natural that the ...