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  • The Mississauga News

Recent articles by Doug:

Never mind how bad the Suns were, the Delightful Donic and the Mavs were wonderful to watch

Mavs brilliant all over the court in stunning rout of Phoenix. Here's hoping the conference finals contain some drama, however. → Read More

Some Game 7 stuff, players hanging for years and Bob Lanier in Ye Olde Mailbag

Another solid offering that touches on a wide array of topics. What's ahead now that the local playoff picture has gone dark? → Read More

How to fix the controversial NBA awards process. Anger by players at the media is misdirected

Replacing the media vote with some sort of statistical ranking seems doable if the league makes it a priority. Eliminating positions entirely for all-NBA teams should also be under consideration. → Read More

NBA playoffs are withering on the vine, maybe the conference finals will save them

No drama, tons of blowouts.The post-season energy has been mostly non-existent since the playoffs began → Read More

Bob Lanier was a giant of basketball, during and after his Hall of Fame career

The sport lost a great one when the pride of Buffalo passed away at 73. He helped nurture a love of the game for a ki who used to watch The Little Three → Read More

NBA rumour reality check: Would the Raptors trade for Rudy Gobert? Nah. Here’s why

Raptors are reportedly interested in the Utah Jazz all-star. He’s really good, no question, but on a Raptors roster thriving for positional versatility, he doesn’t seem to provide it. To tear up this roster to obtain him doesn’t make sense. → Read More

NBA rumour reality check: Would the Raptors trade for Rudy Gobert? Nah. Here’s why

Raptors are reportedly interested in the Utah Jazz all-star. He’s really good, no question, but on a Raptors roster thriving for positional versatility, he doesn’t seem to provide it. To tear up this roster to obtain him doesn’t make sense. → Read More

Disgusting fan behaviour sending the NBA sliding down a dangerous slope

Latest incident in Dallas continues a disturbing trend and something needs to be done before things get really ugly → Read More

Crossover sports fans, Bird rights and more Raptors plans in Ye Olde Mailbag

Bonga over Dekker? Was it right? Whither Serge Ibaka? And what's the perception of Toronto among friends who visit; all that and more in this week's offering → Read More

WNBA season opens tonight with the league almost bursting at the seams

Too much talent for too few spots, maybe it's time to capitalize in a big way and make bold moves forward? → Read More

Looking back at the season for each Toronto Raptor and what’s ahead for them

The contract status for the players who were on the roster when the season ended. → Read More

Masai shouts out a group of successful new coaches and Raptors have two for the list

Teams have called on Adrian Griffin and Patrick Mutombo, Ujiri sees them following on the heels of a good group of first year coaches this season. → Read More

Raptors coach Nick Nurse laments lack of bench depth: ‘They’ve got to be players’

‘The more quality players you have the better chance you’re going to have to win,’ Nurse said in season-ending wrapup. → Read More

Wishing the Leafs good fortune because everyone deserves to be happy

It's been a while but it's far better for all concerned if every local team has some success. Plus, a former Raptors assistant Down Under and other items of minutia → Read More

Wrapping up and looking forward with the Raptors in Ye Olde Mailbag

What happened in the Philly series, what might happen in the summer and other odds and ends → Read More

The Raptors can improve from within. Outside help will be tricky

Chris Boucher and Thad Young become unrestricted free agents in July and, while both would like to return, sacrificing one or the other for shooting or backcourt depth might be necessary. → Read More

This Raptors team is the most fascinating one I’ve ever covered. Here’s why

This season has been fascinating in its makeup and its style and not only was it an exhilarating ride at times, it’s why the future is so intriguing. → Read More

Raptors go out with a whimper to end a season that had a lot of bang to it

Disappointment is the order of today, as it should be. But there were undeniable gains that means not all was lost in playoff elimination → Read More

The Raptors’ season crashes to a halt in Game 6 against the Sixers. It was still quite a ride

The Sixers put the game away with a 25-6 run to start the third quarter — 17-0 at one point — and the Raptors couldn’t find anyone who could make a bunch of shots to solve the onslaught. → Read More

The Raptors are rolling, but an NBA playoff series can turn on a dime. They haven’t forgotten

All it takes is a trip back to Game 3 against the Sixers for a reminder of how quickly fortunes can change in the NBA post-season. → Read More