Doug Smith: Raptors

Doug Smith: Raptors

Covering the #Raptors for two decades - I've seen a thing or two.

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I suppose to honour the memory of Dad and to get ready for this big soccer match, I should see if they have Drambuie here, right?

Put the celebratory haggis on hold, I see

Why this isn't an hour long show is beyond me

Isn't that something, Raptors move into the top 4

Toronto, Detroit, Cleveland and Houston are the top four

No. 4 for the Raptors; still a pretty big move up

The Raptors will take the best player available, draft for need and explore trade possibilities, sources indicate

Nick brings up old Boston summer league when talking about friendship with David Blatt. Oh, the good old days!


An emotional Fred VanVleet. "I'm in a different place today, emotionally speaking." "What are we willing to give up? Do we actually give a f--- about what's going on, or is it just cool to have Black Lives Matter on the backdrop or wearing a T-shirt?" ...

Kyle Lowry has more rebounds than Baynes, Len and Boucher combined.

Some days, we write good stories. Some days, we just write paragraphs around great quotes from insightful young men Today was one of the latter days

Man, I hope all these folks killing Siakam have never had a bad couple of weeks at work

Before we tip off, a reminder that Canada's Indigenous population is at greater risk of suicide, an issue tackled by the great @TanyaTalaga  in her book All Our Relations. Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310 Also:

This is raw and real and very, very emotional Norm Powell: :I'm pretty sick to my stomach to have to sit up here and talk about this again." "Something has to happen ... taking knee is not getting it done"