On Friday, reports surfaced that the NBA may open the season as early as Dec. 22 with a 72 game regular season that ultimately ends before the Tokyo Olympics in July. I was definitely rather pessimistic on such a start, not because of basketball restarting, but rather because the season would be starting while a second wave of coronavirus cases makes its way through the United States and Canada (remember the Toronto Raptors! And I’m not alone.
The Toronto Raptors remain hopeful they’ll be able to host their games in Toronto next season, not Louisville, Kentucky, according to Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports. Lewenberg also reported that Louisville was never on the table for the Raptors; however, several contingency options have been discussed internally, but nothing is imminent yet. This past season, the Raptors, as well as the rest of the NBA teams, resumed the season in a bubble in Orlando, Florida.
Bryan Kalbrosky of Rookie Wire has Buckeyes Kaleb Wesson going to the Toronto Raptors as pick No. 59 in his latest mock draft. Toronto likely will be looking for frontcourt depth with the potential departure of Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka, Bryan Kalbrosky. Kaleb Wesson is no doubt getting antsy waiting around for the delayed and rescheduled 2020 NBA Draft