3 trade deadline moves the Maple Leafs should explore

No team has scored more goals than the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have been redefining what it means to be an offensive juggernaut with each year of the Auston Matthews–Mitchell Marner–William Nylander era. Since that young, explosive nucleus was Voltron’d together — and surrounded, of course, by some puck-pushing defencemen and net-driving weapons, foremost captain […]

How Raptors teammate Norman Powell is helping Terence Davis develop

TORONTO — Tuesday night — Wednesday morning, actually — as the Toronto Raptors landed in Charlotte following a demoralizing, dying-seconds loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and what had to be the worst evening of Terence Davis’s young NBA career, Norman Powell grabbed the rookie guard and told him they’d be having a film session […]

‘Next man up’: ailing Raptors look to bottom of roster to prove worth

TORONTO — Here’s a Toronto Raptors lineup you’ve never seen before: point guard Patrick McCaw running the floor with Matt Thomas and Stanley Johnson on his wings, behind Oshae Brissett and Chris Boucher in an all-Canadian frontcourt. Desperate times. About half of Toronto’s roster wore a neutral-toned blazer for Tuesday’s game, forcing Raptors head coach […]