Chris Boucher made excellent strides development-wise last season, winning the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the G League. Malachi Richardson hasn’t been a Raptor for very long. Who needs to improve? It’s far from a perfect process. He was traded from Sacramento in February for the Brazilian fan-favourite Bruno Caboclo. 66. It’s been something to watch. Season: Team: International Format. You can keep up with all of our player previews here. Now let’s look back at how the year went for each member of the team. Richardson will need to impress head-coach Nick Nurse at the Raptors’ training camp, and he is certainly capable of doing so. At 6’6, 205 lbs, he has the size needed to be an effective swing-man in the NBA. Players on their own team. Richardson will have to make the most of any minutes he is given, and getting any minutes at all will be a struggle on this Raptors team that is loaded on the wings. Yes, they were traded to Memphis, but let’s not forget the contributions that Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, and C.J. However, it does provide a valuable snapshot of the league’s best talent at a certain point in time. Change season? The Raptors’ 2018-19 season ended in unbelievable fashion: with an NBA championship. So does Toronto. His 2018-19 season will live on Toronto lore. 2018-19 Raptors. Jordan Loyd proved his worth in the G League, but can he take his game to the next level and make the Raptors’ main roster? 65. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mar 3 @ DET, TOR (46-18) lost to DET, 107-112. With that in mind, we take a look at every (guaranteed) Raptor on the training camp roster and rank them from 13 to one. 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Player Review: The lost season of OG Anunoby, Player Review: The binding agent, Marc Gasol, Player Review: Chris Boucher, the unlikely unicorn, Player Review: Jeremy Lin could have been the perfect fit, Player Review: Kyle Lowry, the Toronto Raptor ideal, Player Review: Jodie Meeks and Eric Moreland shore up the roster, Player Review: Malcolm Miller’s recovery and long road back, Player Review: Celebrating JV, Delon, and Miles, the Memphis Three, Player Review: Patrick McCaw, three-time NBA champion, Player Review: Fred VanVleet’s resilient journey to Raptors stardom, Player Review: Jordan Loyd is more than just a random guy in a suit, Player Review: Serge Ibaka’s resurgence key to Raptors’ success, Player Review: Norman Powell bounces back after a tough season a year ago, Player Review: Remembering Danny Green’s two-way success, Player Review: Pascal Siakam has solidified his position as a star for the Raptors, Player Review: Kawhi Leonard holds the belt for single best Raptors season ever. His play on the Raptors kept at least one of those things intact. The Toronto Raptors are hungry for more. Much like Carter deserves the title for most iconic Raptor, Chris Bosh takes the title for the best player in team history by statistical production. Lowest rank: 5. 68. Raptors Ex-Files: Kawhi Leonard has become the NBA’s best player Former Raptors DeMar DeRozan and Kawhi Leonard (who were traded for one another in 2018) share a … But perhaps just as important is judging players against their contemporaries. Toronto Raptors: Will Lorenzo Brown have a meaningful role next season? During his time at Syracuse, he showed that he can score the ball in a variety of ways. Article content continued. https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/toronto-raptors-25-greatest-players The Toronto Raptors may have the best record in the NBA, but starting shooting guard Danny Green says they're not the best team in the league. The Raptors’ 2018-19 season ended in unbelievable fashion: with an NBA championship. Lou Williams (2014-15) Lou Williams averaged 15.5 points per game in his lone season as a Raptor … His best … Who rose to the occasion? In short order, the big Spaniard became the team’s starting centre, but also something more than that. Mar 11 @ CLE, TOR (48-20) lost to CLE, 101-126. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Toronto is the only team that doesn’t need more 3-and-D players because that archetype already makes up more than 80 percent of its rotation. But can he get better in the NBA? Mar 8 @ NOP, TOR (47-19) beat NOP, 127-104. His leadership and defensive prowess proved exceedingly valuable, but the tall Spanish centre might be best-remembered for his epic wine drinking and partying during the team’s championship parade in Toronto. NBA 2018-19: 3 Players the Toronto Raptors need to trade away. Statistical leaders for current and past season for key stat categories. Mar 5, TOR (46-19) lost to HOU, 95-107. In his third season, Pascal Siakam rose through the ranks of the Raptors’ roster, quickly becoming the team’s most reliable offensive weapon outside of Kawhi Leonard — while providing an exciting blueprint for the future. Let’s review. But after a season filled with setbacks, where is OG at now with his career? Raptors Wish List: Terence Davis on the defensive end We’re looking at each Raptors player and reviewing one skill to improve for 2020-21. After a busy off-season, here’s a ranking of all the Raptors players heading into the 2018-2019 season. Richardson won’t play a significant role with the Raptors this year, but he certainly adds depth to the team, and will likely be called upon at some point. The Raptors know struggle, and they know pain. This season will be his third in the league, which is typically when teams become less forgiving of young players and start to expect results. However, they failed to go past the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in … Each year national publications release ranks of the top players in the NBA. Who is likely to be back with the team next season — and who is already gone? Overall, the Raptors are 24th among 30 teams in three-point efficiency, shooting 33.8 per cent as a team this year despite being eighth in attempts per game (33.2). Each year national publications release ranks of the top players in the NBA. Listening to members of the 2018-19 team reflect back on the experience 12 months later, what stands out is how deeply personal it was for each of them, Josh Lewenberg writes. Though his percentages don’t reflect it (simply because of the low-volume of shots he’s put up in his young career), he’s a good outside shooter and a capable defender. Recent Game Results Height of bar is margin of victory • Mouseover bar for details • Click for box score • Grouped by Month No, Jodie Meeks and Eric Moreland didn’t play the biggest role for the Raptors this season. As the window of contention nears expiration for the Toronto Raptors, three players will be expected to contend with unrelenting pressure in 2018-19. TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 30: Kyle Lowry #7 and Fred VanVleet #23 of the Toronto Raptors high five during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves January 30, 2018 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Now let’s look back at how the year went for each member of the team. But as the 14th and 15th men, they backed up their team admirably, signing on for the playoff push. Highest rank: 4. 67. Members of the Toronto Raptors can (and will) talk a big game about how the only accomplishments that matter in 2018-19 are the ones that are accrued as a team. https://www.tsn.ca/the-25-greatest-raptors-in-franchise-history 2018-2019 Toronto Raptors Players. He only played three seasons and 139 games, but when you had a chance to draft Andre Iguodala, Tony Allen, Kevin Martin… Ujiri made the bold move of trading DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs for Leonard … Gasol was brought to Toronto as the final piece of the Raptors championship puzzle midway through the 2018-19 season from the Memphis Grizzlies. As Kyle Lowry begins his seventh season with the Toronto Raptors and 13th as a professional the dynamics are vastly different. This question has championship connotations, and these always get me interested. Comparing players against the rest of the league is important. This year the Raptors have two picks, both their own after a lone second-round pick in 2019 (Dewan Hernandez 59th), no pick in 2018 and just a first round pick in 2017. All these questions — and more — are answered within. The Raptors welcomed Marc Gasol to the team at the trade deadline. Today, the explosive (but foul-prone) Terence Davis. ... 2018, 10:00am EST. In a blockbuster trade in July 2018, coming to Toronto with Danny Green ... after he guarded the other team’s best player on most nights Toronto Raptors 2017-18 Roster and Stats. 2018-19 Toronto Raptors Player Reviews. When the Toronto Raptors won the NBA Championship, many viewed it as a victory for Canada.Despite this, the Canadian representation on the team was limited — consisting mostly of players from Africa, Europe, Australia, and of course, the United States.. With a new season before us, the team has changed this ever-so-slightly, but the trend remains. The team of the north, Toronto Raptors held the best record in the Eastern Conference last year. Health will help, certainly. Toronto Raptors Players Salaries 2018-19 – Contract Details (Revealed) Players: Age: Base Salaries (2018-19) Contract: OG Anunoby: 20: $1,645,200: 2018: Lorenzo Brown: 27: $16,626: 2018: DeMar DeRozan: 28: $27,739,975: 2018: Serge Ibaka: 28: $20,061,729: 2018: Kyle Lowry: 32: $28,703,704: 2018: Alfonzo McKinnie: 25: $815,615: 2018: CJ Miles: 31: $7,936,509: 2018: Malcolm Miller: 25: … The Raptors needed depth in their guard rotation, so when Jeremy Lin popped up in the buyout market, Toronto jumped at the chance. The Toronto Raptors are currently the top team in the East, ahead of Golden State, Boston, Clevland, and many other amazing teams.Their Starting Lineup consists of 4 times all-stars Kyle Lowry and Demar DeRozan, Rookie OG Anunoby, Jonas Valanciunas, and Serge Ibaka.Toronto also has the best bench in the league with fantastic young players. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Toronto Raptors and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Norman Powell G. Serge Ibaka F. OG Anunoby F. Terence Davis II G. Marc Gasol C. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson F. Chris Boucher F. Matt Thomas G. Patrick McCaw G. Raptors PF Ibaka named as member of undesirable list. Apr 17, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) checks his jersey during a break in the action against the Washington … Fred VanVleet is the present and future of this Raptors franchise. Mar 10 @ MIA, TOR (48-19) beat MIA, 125-104. I project Toronto to be the 2nd best team in the East this year, with only the Celtics being ahead of them. This review seems superfluous, but we’ll make our case anyway: No one’s done it better than Kawhi did in 2018-19. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Mark Blinch/NBAE via Getty Images), Malachi Ricahrdson- (Photo by David Calvert/NBAE via Getty Images). Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. Toronto Raptors: How good can Fred VanVleet be next season. Richardson went back and forth between the Raptors’ bench and the G-League this past season, and never got any significant playing time during the regular season or the playoffs. One season ago, Norman Powell lost his starting job and began to see limited minutes. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. It's easy to forget that there was … This season he bounced back and played a key role for the Raptors. Despite Owning Best … Miles made to the Raptors. Though his play dipped in the post-season, Danny Green’s two-way play and veteran presence made him instrumental in the Raptors’ success. Still, it didn’t quite go according to plan. The 2018–19 Toronto Raptors season was the 24th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Malcolm Miller’s injury forced his career to take a detour through Mississauga and the G League before he was able to regain his spot on the Raptors. Your privacy is safe with us. A new coach, a new role, and a slight tweak to his game has brought Serge Ibaka closer to the rim, off the bench, and to the best version of himself. The Raptors are still high on the potential of OG Anunoby, their forward of the future. With the title secured, let’s review the year for each member of the Toronto Raptors in 2018-19, from Kawhi and Kyle, right on down to Boucher and Loyd. McCaw was a mid-season pickup known for a couple of things: playing solid perimeter defense... and winning titles. As a result, no partnership between city and player has been more fulsome, and more complete, than the one between Toronto and Kyle Lowry. Jaylen Brown, G/F, Boston Celtics. 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