Toronto Raptors

Roster (16)

Kyle Lowry PG
Marc Gasol C
Serge Ibaka PF
Norman Powell PF
Fred VanVleet PG
Patrick McCaw SG
Stanley Johnson SF
Pascal Siakam PF
OG Anunoby SF
Cameron Payne PG
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF
Chris Boucher PF
Malcolm Miller SF
Terence Davis SG
Dewan Hernandez C
Matt Thomas G

Two Way

Jordan Lloyd G

Starting 5

Kyle Lowry PG
Fred VanVleet PG
Pascal Siakam SF
Serge Ibaka PF
Marc Gasol C

Players Lost (5)

Kawhi Leonard SF (FA, LAC)
Danny Green SG (FA, LAL)
Jeremy Lin PG (FA)
Jodie Meeks SG (FA)
Eric Moreland PF (FA)

Players Added (7)

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF (FA, BRK)
Stanley Johnson SF (FA, NOP)
Cameron Payne PG (FA, CLE)
Chris Boucher PF (FA, GSW)
Terence Davis SG (Undrafted)
Dewan Hernandez C (59th pick 2019 Draft)
Matt Thomas G (FA, Valencia Basket)

2018-19 Final Regular Season Standing: 2nd Eastern Conference (58-24) 2019 NBA Champions

2019-20 Projected Regular Season Standing: 7th Eastern Conference (43-39)

The NBA Champions are hurting. After going all in on Kawhi Leonard and winning it all in 2019, they were hoping the free agent star would resign with them, and defend the trophy. But, it wasn’t to be. Kawhi Leonard dragged on his decision deep into free agency before deciding to head home to the join the Los Angeles Clippers. He considered joining the Lakers, but didn’t want to be second fiddle next to Lebron. Either way, Drake and the Raptors are mourning the loss, because it means they likely won’t be repeating as champs. But, it could still be worse. Toronto could still be sitting with Lowry and DeRozan and no trophy. Did I mention they also lost Danny Green…ouch!

As it is, the Raptors are still good, just not as good…not nearly…like 12+ less wins good, but they still have a killer core in Lowry, VanVleet, Siakam, Ibaka, and Gasol. They will have Anunoby back who was out wit appendicitis during the playoffs. They also have newcomers Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Stanley Johnson, and Cameron Payne to help. Also undrafted Terence Davis, who is a more than decent catch.

There has been rumor this offseason that the Raptors would trade away Ibaka and Gasol in the least, and work to rebuild, but they could make a dent as is, if they keep the roster as is, and go after another big fish next summer. So, if they stay put they likely still be in the middle of the pack and headed to the playoffs.

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