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Toronto Raptors Tickets 2019 Season Outlook
The Toronto Raptors get to start their season by finally raising a championship banner to the rafters of the Scotiabank Arena. After an epic playoff run that ended with the Raptors outlasting the injured Golden State Warriors, they reached the pinnacle of the sport. The party was short lived due to the fact that their star player Kawhi Leonard left for the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Toronto Raptors will no doubt still be competitive in the Eastern Conference, but their repeat championship odds took a huge hit. Floor general Kyle Lowry will still be on the team and will be able to cement his legacy as the most beloved Raptor of all-time. He will be flanked by veterans Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka, ensuring that the new wave of Raptors learn professionalism and how to carry the weight of a franchise.
Speaking of that young core, Raptors are extremely excited for the rises of Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet. VanVleet, is a tough-mind, often doubted guard that can hit the three ball in the biggest of moments. He practically clinched the NBA title in Game 6 with some of the biggest shots of his career. He has a great mentor in Kyle Lowry, and should be a staple in Toronto for the rest of his career if he so chooses. The same goes for Siakam. The lanky but strong power forward has an arsenal of moves in the post to go along with a smooth mid to long range jump shot. Siakam scored 30 points in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, proving he too can step up in the biggest of moments. Secure your Toronto Raptors tickets today to be there for the raising of that championship banner! This looks to be another successful season for the Raptors.
History of the Toronto Raptors
The Toronto Raptors were founded in 1995, and the franchise has seen its fair share of success in that short time span. With stars such as Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady and Chris Bosh taking the floor in Toronto, their early days were filled with some competitive basketball. Vince Carter eventually left for the New Jersey Nets (now the Brooklyn Nets) and the rise of Chris Bosh was the next step for Toronto. Once Bosh left for Miami after a few playoff runs, the Raptors were searching for answers. Enter Kyle Lowry and DeMar Derozan and the Raptors were one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. It still wasn't enough to reach the NBA Finals so a change had to be made. In a blockbuster trade, DeMar Derozan was sent to the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard. Leonard blossomed as an NBA superstar after sitting out a year in San Antonio and led the Raptors to their first title in franchise history. The Raptors was jolted again in the offseason as Leonard returned home to LA in free agency.