The Raptors are expected to begin contract negotiations next week with their most important free agent.
Two years after their thrilling run to the Larry O'Brien Trophy, this Toronto Raptors season will also go down as one of the most memorable in history -- for all the wrong reasons. The league's only team playing outside its home market, or its home country, a COVID-19 outbreak in March saw them nosedive down the conference standings, with their sliver of a play-in hope on the line.
The Clippers have no excuses not to beat the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, as they're going to be playing a very shorthanded Raptors team. The Raptors will be missing: Kyle Lowry (rest), Fred VanVleet (left hip injury), Pascal Siakam (left shoulder), OG Anunoby (left calf), Rodney Hood (fractured left hand), Paul Watson (left knee). Chris Boucher at the very least has been upgraded to questionable.