Eager Raptors Look Ahead To A New Season


Team concludes a busy off-season as Media Day comes to a close

Nearly four months have passed since the Toronto Raptors lost Game 7 to the Brooklyn Nets in the first round. Listening to the team hold court at its annual media day, that loss felt at once like it was yesterday and forever ago.While the memory of the final seconds of the loss remain fresh in the minds of Raptors players, an offseason of reflecting coupled with a free agency that brought back the team’s core has everyone ready to […]

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Raptors Prepare For A Season Unlike Any Other


Leandro Barbosa touches his head. Then he taps a spot on his chest directly above his heart.

“It’s going to take both,” he says.

Media Day brought the first public viewing of the 2011-2012 Raptors and it will be a regular season like no other.

The Raptors will play 66 games in an astonishing 113 days. What begins Boxing Day in Cleveland will end four months later at home against the New Jersey Nets.

“Man, it’s insane,” said centre Aaron Gray, a seven-footer who played last season with the New Orleans Hornets.

“We’re doing two-a-days […]

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