The Toronto Raptors had a good season last season as they finished with a record of 49-33 and a win percentage of .598%. Unfortunately, when they hit the playoffs, things changed dramatically for them. They were swept by the Washington Wizards. That let a lot of question marks for the Toronto Raptors coming into the offseason. For all the losses the Toronto Raptors obtained, they acquired talent. They traded away point guard Greivis Vasquez to the Bucks but acquired Cory Joseph, who last played for the Spurs.
Vasquez averaged 9.5ppg, 3.7apg, and 2.6rpg while shooting .408% from the field and .379% from the 3pt line. He then went on to average 7.5ppg, 3.0apg, and 1.8rpg while shooting .379% from the field and .357% from the 3pt line. Joseph averaged 6.8ppg, 2.4apg, and 2.4rpg while shooting .504% from the field and .364% from the 3pt line. Joseph barely saw any minutes in the post season.
The Raptors lost power forward Amir Johnson to the Celtics but gained forward DeMarre Carroll, who last played for the Atlanta Hawks. Amir averaged 9.3ppg and 6.1rpg while shooting .574% from the field in 26.4mpg. DeMarre Carroll averaged 12.6ppg, 5.3rpg, and 1.7apg while shooting .487% from the field and .395% from the 3pt line. He went on to average 14.6ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.0apg while shooting .486% from the field and .403% from the 3pt line.
The Raptors lost Tyler Hansbrough to the Charlotte Hornets but acquired Bismack Biyombo, who last played for the Charlotte and Luis Scola, who last played for the Pacers. Hornets. Hansbrough averaged 3.6ppg and 3.6rpg. Biyombo averaged 4.8ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.5bpg and Scola averaged 9.4ppg and 6.5rpg.
The biggest loss for the Toronto Raptors is Sixth Man of the Year Award winner, Lou Williams. He averaged 15.5ppg while shooting .404% from the field and .340% from the 3pt line. That’s going to be hard to replace. I am going to give them a grade of trending: same. I have them ranked #15 coming into the season.