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Main articles: List of Toronto Raptors seasons and Toronto Raptors accomplishments and records Championship banner for the 2019 NBA Finals Since their inception in 1995, the Raptors have made the playoffs twelve times (2000–2002, 2007, 2008, and 2014–2020), advancing past the first round six times (2001 and 2016–2020).
List of Toronto Raptors seasons From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Scotiabank Arena, formerly Air Canada Centre, has served as the home arena of the Toronto Raptors since the 1998–99 season. This is a list of seasons completed by the Toronto Raptors National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise.
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The 2020–21 Toronto Raptors season is the 26th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 2019–20 Raptors finished the season with a 53–19 record (in a shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and lost in the Conference semifinals to the Boston Celtics.
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Creation of the Raptors
The Toronto Raptors were established on November 4, 1993, when the NBA, as part of its expansion into Canada, awarded its 28th franchise to a group headed by Toronto businessman John Bitove for a then record expansion fee of $125 million. The Raptors, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies, played their first games in 1995 and were the first NBA teams based in Canada since the 1946–47 Toronto Huskies. The initial sentiment was in favor of reviving the Huskies nickname, but team management realize...
1995–1999: Struggles of a new franchise
In the 1996–97 season the team improved on its win record by nine games. They selected centre Marcus Camby with the second overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. By the end of the season, Camby earned a berth on the NBA's All-Rookie Team while Stoudamire continued to play well, averaging 20.2 points and 8.8 assists per game. As in the previous season, the Raptors were one of only 11 teams to topple the eventual 1997 Champions, the Chicago Bulls. The Raptors also defeated the Houston Rockets, Uta...
1999–2002: Success during the Vince Carter era
During the 1998 NBA Draft, in what became a defining move for the franchise, Grunwald traded the team's 4th overall pick Antawn Jamison to the Golden State Warriors for Vince Carter, who was selected 5th overall. To bring further credibility to the Raptors, Grunwald traded Camby to the New York Knicks for Charles Oakley, a veteran with playoff experience. Kevin Willis, another veteran acquired from the trade, solidified the centre position, while the coaching staff temporarily rotated Dee Bro...
1. 3 - OG Anunoby 2. 25 - Chris Boucher 3. 12 - Oshae Brissett (TW) 4. 0 - Terence Davis 5. 33 - Marc Gasol 6. 20 - Dewan Hernandez 7. 4 - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 8. 9 - Serge Ibaka 9. 5 - Stanley Johnson 10. 7 - Kyle Lowry 11. 22 - Patrick McCaw 12. 13 - Malcolm Miller 13. 24 - Norman Powell 14. 43 - Pascal Siakam 15. 21 - Matt Thomas 16. 23 - Fred VanVleet 17. 1 - Paul Watson (TW)
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The Raptors have enjoyed a consistent fanbase throughout their history. From 2000 to 2002, the Raptors led the league in sellouts, but attendances dipped slightly between 2003 and 2006. This improved during the 2006–07 regular season, an average of 18,258 fans attended each game (13th in the league), which translates to 92.2% of the Air Canada Centre's seating capacity.Following the success of the 2006–07 season, Toronto became one of the league leaders in season ticket sales for the 2007–08 season. The value of the Raptors franchise has risen over the years. With the continued popularity of the Raptors, the value of the franchise rose from US$125 million in 1998 to $315 million in 2006, $373 million in 2007, and $400 million in 2008, before falling to $386 million in 2009, according to reports by Forbes. The Raptors previously were the only NBA team with their own television channel, Raptors NBA TV, which acted as a localized version of the league's U.S. channel NBA TV. However, on...
The Raptors Foundation was the charitable arm of the Raptors, dedicated to assisting Ontario's registered charities that support programs and sports initiatives for at-risk children and youth. The Foundation strove to lift spirits and change lives for young people by supporting local and provincial organizations that provide recreational, educational and other youth-oriented activities. Through its community ties and with the help of its corporate partners, donors, Raptors players and volunteers, the Foundation has successfully raised more than $14 million between 1995 and 2007, and reached out to thousands of other charities. The Raptors Foundation is one of three parts of the Raptors' community service program. The other projects are Raptors Community Relations and Raptors Basketball Development, both of which focus on providing basketball development programs. The Toronto Raptors lead the NBA for amount of money donated to the community. In 2008, the Foundation merged with the ot...
The 2018–19 Toronto Raptors season was the 24th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). During the off-season, the Raptors acquired small forward Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs after trading franchise star DeMar DeRozan.
Pascal Siakam (born 2 April 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Siakam played college basketball for the New Mexico State Aggies and was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2016.
Toronto Raptors. On May 31, 2013, Ujiri signed a 5-year, $15 million deal to become executive vice president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors, replacing Colangelo in that capacity. One of his first moves as Raptors GM was to trade away Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks.
Kyle Terrell Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the Raptors, he has been a six-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2016.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia DeMar Darnell DeRozan (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the USC Trojans and was selected ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2009 NBA draft.
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