It may not feel like much right now, with the Cleveland Cavaliers having moved on with the East’s title and two potential champions from Oakland and Oklahoma City looking a giant step removed from the comparatively lacking Toronto Raptors, but one does have to consider where we were six weeks ago with these Raps.
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Or, 13 months ago. Or two years, and a month ago.
On April 16 the Raptors dropped Game 1 of their opening round series to the Indiana Pacers, a harmless team led by a president that was tapping his foot in anticipation of firing the team’s coach. Toronto played mostly undistinguished ball and needed seven games to dispatch a Pacer team that needed until the final days of the regular season to even assure its placement in the postseason.
That Game 1 loss came on the heels of a massively disappointing 2015 first round sweep at the hands of the Washington Wizards, a team that couldn’t even make the playoffsRead More »from The Toronto Raptors? Gone till November.