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While the Raptors were losing to the Warriors on Monday night, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that according to “sources with knowledge of the talks,” the Raptors and Grizzlies “are engaged in active trade discussions” with regards to Toronto acquiring Rudy Gay.

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Ed Davis Has Arrived

On Tuesday, ESPN unveiled its second annual NBA 25 Under 25 Rankings, listing the young players they feel are the best 25 under the age of 25 (for this year’s ranking, players had to be born on or after January 22, 1988). When I first saw that the new list was up, my immediate reaction was to check if Jonas Valanciunas made the cut. He didn’t, though I’m confident he’ll be on it by this time next year.

To my surprise though, a Raptor not named Valanciunas did make the list, and that Raptor was Ed Davis. One of nine new entrants to the rankings, Davis comes it at No. 24, sandwiched between DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe.

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On the heels of the Raptors’ big victory over the “mighty” Lakers (can’t even say that with a straight face anymore), Drew, Oliver and I got together to discuss the W and to pretend Friday night in Philly never happened. We also touched on Landry Fields’ performance, Ed Davis’ lack of fourth quarter minutes and DeMar DeRozan’s recent slump.

As usual, we conclude by looking at the week ahead, as the Raptors prepare for the Heat, Magic and Cavaliers.

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-The Lakers have been a terrible defensive team all season and that trend continued on Sunday morning as they gave up 108 points to the Raptors. This allowed Toronto to break a 27-game streak of losing when they allowed 100 points. Toronto was aided by a first half ejection of Dwight Howard but nonetheless it was refreshing to see certain members of the starting lineup play so well on the offensive end. Read the rest of this entry »

Think of all the excruciating, gut-wrenching, frustrating, infuriating, painful losses we’ve watched in the first half of this season alone, usually involving a blown lead or two, and then believe me when I tell you that Friday’s blown lead and loss in Philadelphia was the worst one yet.

That pretty much says it all right there, but here are some thoughts on this absolute disaster of a game…

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