The Toronto Raptors have the fourth best record in the NBA and the third best net rating — they outscored opponents by 7.5 points per 100 possessions. That’s better than the Celtics, the Spurs, and the Cavaliers.
But are the Raptors for real?
On paper, it feels like they are. DeMar DeRozan is having his best season (and dropped 52 points the other night), more importantly, Toronto is moving the ball and moving off the ball more, shooting more threes, and they are defending the best they have in years. This is the deepest team in the East.
The question is can they continue that into the playoffs when they face Cleveland or Boston?
Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun joins Kurt Helin of NBC Sports break all that down, discuss the crazy depth of the Raptors, what ownership is thinking, and if team president Masai Ujiri will get fined again for cussing at a playoff game rally.
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