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 and Philadelphia 76ers meet in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, starting in Canada on Saturday evening. The Raptors overcame the Orlando Magic in five games to progress, while Philadelphia won four straight to beat the Nets after a disappointing Game One display.
Toronto Raptors have had their fair share of playoffs struggles, but they are the dark horse in the Eastern Conference this NBA postseason.
With LeBron James on the other side of the country, the Eastern Conference is wide open. Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are all competing to make the NBA Finals and there is little to pick between the East’s top four.
Memphis Grizzlies are trading Marc Gasol to the Toronto Raptors, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski.
Memphis Grizzlies will consider trading their franchise stars, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, in the coming weeks, as recently reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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