In perhaps the most obvious face saving move ESPN could make after their Summer Forecast had the Toronto Raptors going 47-35 next season and ending up in fourth place, they produce a panel that flip flops on that doubtful prediction.
The Toronto Raptors took a good look at K.J. McDaniels prior to the draft in 2014, but opted for an even rawer talent in Bruno Caboclo with the 20th pick.
Playing in California (and by inference New York), American athletes will only cough up about one percent less to the tax man than in Toronto. The good news for Raptors fans is players are still picking where they want to go based on winning, ownership, coaching, and lifestyle anyway.
Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri, “You got to give (the young guys) a shot to play and that’s just the way our team is built.”
The Toronto Raptors got a really good look at stretch-four Kyle Wiltjer during this past season’s three game NBA D-League Championships and the Houston Rockets rookie impressed if you are looking for a prolific three-point shooter.
As much as it’s fun to think about the Lakers fighting it out for the privilege of getting swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs next April, it isn’t going to happen. This team has other plans and will be sellers at every opportunity up until the trade deadline.
The Toronto Raptors C.J. Miles has been playing a lot at forward, and not just small forward either. This one-time guard has been effective in a stretch-four role as well.