Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week… Toronto Raptors

In a off season that saw Lebron James leave Cleveland (again) to go to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers. The move that most didn’t see coming the Toronto Raptors who needed to shake up their roster in the worst way did just that by trading their all star DeMarr Derozan for Kawhi Leonard.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week… Toronto Raptors”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tracy McGrady

The NBA is filled with stories of High School kids who make the jump to the NBA without going to College. Moses Malone, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Bill Willoughby, Darryl Dawkins and Tracy McGrady. McGrady was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the 1997 NBA draft. He teamed up in 1998 with cousinContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tracy McGrady”

Smallthoughts :Old School Tuesday…Charles Oakley

Patrick Ewing was the franchise for the Knicks but Charles Oakley was the backbone for the team. He did the dirty work. Oakley was drafted with the 9th overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his draft rights were traded to the Chicago Bulls. Oakley provided another scoring option andContinue reading “Smallthoughts :Old School Tuesday…Charles Oakley”

Knicks Beat Celtics pullEven for 2nd place

Last season at this time the Knicks were not only hard to watch but a laughing stock. Funny a difference a year makes…The Knicks have a coach who is finally growing into the job (Derek Fisher), a star who is sharing the ball and playing team ball( Carmelo Anthony), a future star in rookie KristapsContinue reading “Knicks Beat Celtics pullEven for 2nd place”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants: New York Giants…normally a model franchise on how to handle situations with class. But in a season that has gotten out of control on the playing field, management owes head coach Tom Coughlin and the fans a statement on the coach’s status. He should be allowed to return. The players still play hard forContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Kyle Lowry resigns with Toronto

According to the following published report: The Raptors made re-signing Kyle Lowry – an All-Star-caliber point guard who led them to the East’s No. 3 seed – their top priority. It worked. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: Free agent guard Kyle Lowry has reached agreement on a four-year, $48 million contract extension with the TorontoContinue reading “Kyle Lowry resigns with Toronto”

Knicks trade Camby, Novak and picks for Andrea Bargnani

Once approved by the league the trade between the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors will be Marcus Camby, Steve Novak and picks for Andrea Bargnani. It is a trade that helps the Knicks now offensively. It creates better spacing on the floor in the frontcourt and compliments the talents of Carmelo Anthony andContinue reading “Knicks trade Camby, Novak and picks for Andrea Bargnani”

Raptors hire Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri to run basketball operations

Denver Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri has accepted a five-year, $15 million contract to run the basketball operations of the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The NBA’s Executive of the Year this season, Ujiri is considered one of the most accomplished young executives in sports and has been coveted by several organizations overContinue reading “Raptors hire Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri to run basketball operations”