Even at age 34, Kyle Lowry is still one of the most impactful players in the league. Even when he's struggling for the most part of a game, Lowry will always find a way to make the winning plays when it matters most. You can't put a price on a player with that kind of winning mentality.
The Toronto Raptors, an NBA championship-winning team just two years ago and one of the league’s top teams the year before, now hold the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference and a 3-8 win-loss record.
After bringing home the NBA championship to the city of Toronto for the first time in 2019, the Raptors are no longer a so-called "pretender" among the elite teams in the league. The golden hands of Masai Ujiri, their president of basketball operations, have been the driving force of their sustainable success since 2013.
The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics have been fixtures at the top of the Eastern Conference over the last couple of seasons. Boston were supposedly in the ascendancy 12 months ago. Toronto have evolved from the Kyle Lowry-DeMar DeRozan duo to an NBA champion.
The Raptors had been pursuing Leonard since he led them to the title. So where does Kawhi's decision to sign with the Clippers leave the Raptors now?
Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title on Thursday night, winning Game Six in Oracle Arena to defeat the Golden State Warriors 4-2 in a dramatic, often extraordinary, series.
Toronto Raptors have had their fair share of playoffs struggles, but they are the dark horse in the Eastern Conference this NBA postseason.
The NBA All-Star reserves were announced on Thursday. The players were selected in their conferences, but they will all be put into on pool to be drafted by LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo in the All-Star Draft.
The Raptors are changing direction, and it could be exciting.