1. Doug Smith on the NBA's return and the Raptors' chances  Toronto Star
  2. Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Preview, TV channel, start time  NBA CA
  3. Tracy McGrady and Kendrick Perkins get heated over their NBA bubble predictions | The Jump  ESPN
  4. 4 things to appreciate for the Toronto Raptors’ restarted season  RaptorsHQ
  5. Raptors’ Marc Gasol confident social justice efforts will endure  ClutchPoints
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Check out betting odds, analysis and betting picks for Saturday's NBA game between the Lakers and Raptors.Check out betting odds, analysis and betting picks for Saturday's NBA game between the Lakers and Raptors.

NBA Betting Odds, Picks and Predictions: Lakers vs. Raptors (Saturday, August 1) | The Action Network

Two days after every player and coach kneeled for "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a pair of games on opening night, the Raptors are expected to follow suit prior to their 1st game Saturday against the L.A. Lakers.Two days after every player and coach kneeled for "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a pair of games on opening night, the Raptors are expected to follow suit prior to their 1st game Saturday against the L.A. Lakers.

As the Toronto Raptors return to competitive basketball and attempt to defend their NBA title, the team insists that won't take the spotlight off their fight for social justice. TSN Raptors Reporter Josh Lewenberg has more.

Toronto Raptors won’t let return of basketball take spotlight off fight for social justice - TSN.ca

Experienced Raptors ready to prove their doubters wrong | Toronto Sun

Experienced Raptors ready to prove their doubters wrong | Toronto Sun

Defence for the most part isn’t sexy. Save for maybe a huge rejection at the rim, it’s not the type of in-game play that is going to get a fan out of his seat.Defence for the most part isn’t sexy. Save for maybe a huge rejection at the rim, it’s not the type of in-game play that is going to get a fan out of his seat.

Defence will be the decider for Raptors | Ottawa Sun

Defence for the most part isn’t sexy. Save for maybe a huge rejection at the rim, it’s not the type of in-game play that is going to get a fan out of his seat.Defence for the most part isn’t sexy. Save for maybe a huge rejection at the rim, it’s not the type of in-game play that is going to get a fan out of his seat.

Defence will be the decider for Raptors | Ottawa Sun

Nick Nurse will have some freedom to play matchups and his reads of the game without worrying too much about ill-fitting lineups.Nick Nurse will have some freedom to play matchups and his reads of the game without worrying too much about ill-fitting lineups.

Our potential Raptors transitional units and playoff rotations – The Athletic

Nick Nurse will have some freedom to play matchups and his reads of the game without worrying too much about ill-fitting lineups.Nick Nurse will have some freedom to play matchups and his reads of the game without worrying too much about ill-fitting lineups.

Our potential Raptors transitional units and playoff rotations – The Athletic

It’s important to not let the NBA restart overshadow the key messages being spread across America. To help summarize, here are four things to keep in mind about the Raptors.It’s important to not let the NBA restart overshadow the key messages being spread across America. To help summarize, here are four things to keep in mind about the Raptors.

4 things to appreciate for the Toronto Raptors’ restarted season - Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry wants to reform the education system to create substantial social change.Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry wants to reform the education system to create substantial social change.

Lowry looking to reform education to spur social change

Raptors center Marc Gasol believes the messages put forth by the players and the league won't dissipate and will have a lasting impact.Raptors center Marc Gasol believes the messages put forth by the players and the league won't dissipate and will have a lasting impact.

Raptors news: Marc Gasol confident social justice efforts will endure

Raptors news: Marc Gasol confident social justice efforts will endure

Host Samson Folk brings on the talented and lovable Vivek Jacob, to talk about his piece on Marc Gasol.Host Samson Folk brings on the talented and lovable Vivek Jacob, to talk about his piece on Marc Gasol.Find the piece here. Grab the iTunes feed or check us out on Google Podcasts.

Afraid of Marc Gasol w/ Vivek Jacob - Raptors Weekly Extra Podcast - Raptors Republic

The Toronto Raptors play the Los Angeles Lakers in their restart opener Saturday night and in regards to the two anthems being played, as head coach Nick Nurse said Friday afternoon, "O Canada" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be treated as “one long song.”The Toronto Raptors play the Los Angeles Lakers in their restart opener Saturday night and in regards to the two anthems being played, as head coach Nick Nurse said Friday afternoon, "O Canada" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be treated as “one long song.”

Raptors to treat Canadian, U.S. anthems Saturday as 'one long song' - Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Raptors are back and it's time to breakdown takeaways from their three scrimmage games in the debut edition of the 'Toronto Raptors Heat Check'  In the first edition of the 'Toronto Raptors Heat Check', we breakdown takeaways from the  Raptors' three scrimmages   After nearly 20...

Toronto Raptors Heat Check Vol.1: The marathon continues

With the NBA's play-in period set to commence in a couple of days, the Toronto Raptors are counting on a man who is playing for more than just another ring.With the NBA's play-in period set to commence in a couple of days, the Toronto Raptors are counting on a man who is playing for more than just another ring...

Toronto Raptors: Fred VanVleet's Biggest Bet Yet is coming now

Ahead of their opening game at the NBA restart, the Raptors took to Twitter to share the social justice messages that each member of the team has chosen to wear on the backs of their jersey, keeping the focus on the push for racial equality and achievement of social justice.Ahead of their opening game at the NBA restart, the Raptors took to Twitter to share the social justice messages that each member of the team has chosen to wear on the backs of their jersey, keeping the focus on the push for racial equality and achievement of social justice.

Toronto Raptors announce social justice messages to be worn on jerseys during NBA restart | NBA.com Canada | The official site of the NBA

Broadcaster Paul Jones on the return of the NBA on Aug. 1, junkyard dogs and why he believes the Raps will square off in the finals against the Clippers.Will the Raps square off against the Clippers in the NBA finals?

Broadcaster Paul Jones on the return of the NBA and what lies ahead for the Toronto Raptors | TRNTO.com

Serge Ibaka is looking better than ever through the Toronto Raptors three exhibition games. Ibaka seems poised to dominate in another championship run.Serge Ibaka was having an outstanding season for the Toronto Raptors before the NBA pause and still, looks about as locked in as ever ahead of the NBA rest...

Toronto Raptors: Serge Ibaka Rolling Heading into NBA Resumption

As everyone who has watched the Raptors during Lowry’s tenure knows, his impact often defies raw statistics.As everyone who has watched the Raptors during Lowry’s tenure knows, his impact often defies raw statistics.

What more does Kyle Lowry have to do to solidify his Hall of Fame case? – The Athletic

As everyone who has watched the Raptors during Lowry’s tenure knows, his impact often defies raw statistics.As everyone who has watched the Raptors during Lowry’s tenure knows, his impact often defies raw statistics.

What more does Kyle Lowry have to do to solidify his Hall of Fame case? – The Athletic

John Wiggins' big fear was that when the NBA restart tipped off in Florida, the world would forget about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the conversation around racial injustice would fizzle out.John Wiggins' big fear was that when the NBA restart tipped off in Florida, the world would forget about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the conversation around racial injustice would fizzle out.

Wiggins, Raptors vow to continue racial justice work after the restart tips off | CP24.com

The Toronto Raptors will treat both national anthems as "one long song" ahead of their opening game of the NBA restart on Saturday, according to coach Nick Nurse.Two days after every player and coach. . .The Toronto Raptors will treat both national anthems as "one long song" ahead of their opening game of the NBA restart on Saturday, according to coach Nick Nurse.Two days after every player and coach. . .

Defence will be the decider for Raptors | Toronto Sun

Defence will be the decider for Raptors | Toronto Sun