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Serge Ibaka re-signing with Raptors is basically a done deal

Serge Ibaka was slated to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but the Toronto Raptors are trying to prevent the power forward from hitting the open market.Via Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders: Most in NBA circles believe that Ibaka made it clear to the Magic the only team he wanted to land with was Toronto, and it’s likely why other teams in the hunt for him passed...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Where did it all go wrong for the NBA second-round losers?

The second round has ended, and while four teams are heading to Finals glory and/or humiliating sweeps, four teams are entering an off-season of regret and soul-searching. Second round losers, Where did it all go wrong?Washington WizardsGreat expectationsThe young Wizards stormed back into the playoffs after dipping down to .500 in 2015-16. After starting 2-8, they went 47-25 the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

10 biggest surprises of the NBA playoffs so far

We’re nearly halfway through the NBA playoffs, and quite a bit has happened so far.The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are both 8-0 after sweeping their first two series. The Clippers were sent home in the first round, and the Raptors are left pondering their future after another defeat at the hands of Cleveland.Teams are rolling, some are struggling and underachieving...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Masai Ujiri: Raptors need ‘culture reset’

After just three playoff series victories in his four seasons as general manager of the Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri is doing some soul-searching.At his year-end press conference on Tuesday after being swept in Round 2 by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ujiri commented on the state of the team.“After that performance, we need a culture reset here,” said Ujiri, per Dan Feldman of ProBasketballTalk...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Appreciating the NBA for more than its champion-crowning exercise

There is nowhere for Kyle Lowry to run. Some of this is probably him clawing for leverage against Toronto for max money, but there's also some honesty when he says of the Cavaliers they've got LeBron James; nobody's closing the gap on him. He's discouraged, surely: the Cavs have clowned the Raptors in two consecutive postseasons. The Canadian franchise had the most successful season...
Via RealGM - NBA
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will win The Popov Vodka Medal?

Another weekend of NBA basketball, another Cleveland Cavaliers series win, with the Golden State Warriors not far behind them. In a way, these playoffs have been a Cinderella story — but only the first part, when all she does is sweep. Let's honor the victors, shame the defeated, and let the heroes of this weekend get their shine. Because many of them might not make it through...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ibaka on whats next: Going to spend time with daughter, see what happens

Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka talks about how LeBron James is the motor of the Cavaliers, and how his future with the Raps is not up to him at the moment.
Via SportsNetCanada
15 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James spins ball in Serge Ibaka’s face, then drains three-pointer

LeBron James has made a habit of doing things to get under his opponents’ skin while on the court.Wednesday’s game against the Raptors was no different when James sent a message to Serge Ibaka about guarding him.It happened in the second quarter of the game with James set up on the perimeter. Ibaka stepped out to guard him and James disrespected him by spinning the ball in his...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

It's not uncommon for the NFL to own the news cycle, particularly during the NFL Draft, which just so happens to be going on in Philadelphia at present. However, there are some tremendous playoff games going on in both the NHL and NBA, with the Stanley Cup Playoffs providing particular intrigue.Not only has the NHL postseason been full of surprises, like the Nashville Predators sweeping...
Via Yardbarker
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Serge Ibaka posterizes Giannis Antetokounmpo not once, but twice

Giannis Antetokounmpo was a dominant force throughout the first three games of the Raptors-Bucks playoff series, but Toronto has shown they’re not afraid of him.The Raptors have done a much better job double-teaming him, and also trying to keep him from getting the ball close to the basket, so he has to work for his buckets.And they’re even attacking him on the defensive end...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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