Additional Toronto Raptors Info
The 2021 Toronto Raptors are ready to play for thier fans. See the best in Raptors basketball at home or away.
For years, it seemed like the Raptors produced great regular season results, but could not get over the top. A year ago that all changed. It began with the blockbuster trade last summer when the Raptors sent Demar DeRozen to the Spurs for small forward Kawhi Leonard. The Raptors then finished the regular season 58-24, which gave them the two seed in the Eastern Conference. Then once the playoffs started Kawhi Leonard gave us one of the most memorable stretches of play in sports history. During the 2019 playoffs, Leonard averaged 30.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. He led the Raptors to series victories over the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. For his success, Leonard left the Raptors in the offseason and signed a massive contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
After letting missing out on getting Leonard to come back to Toronto, the Raptors elected to go with smaller signings in free agency rather than try to replace him with one player. They added shooting guard Terence Davis, small forward Stanley Johnson, small forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, shooting guard Matt Thomas, and point guard Cameron Payne.
The Raptors will still be a very good team this season, but their chances of repeating, or getting close to repeating, are not great.