Toronto Raptors Information
The Raptors were founded in 1995 along with the Grizzlies. These organizations were the first NBA teams in Canada. In their brief NBA history, the Raptors have yet to win an NBA Championship. The Raptors did make the playoffs back-to-back in 2007 and 2008.
The 2009 Toronto lineup failed to meet expectations, ending the season at 33-49. In 2010, they improved but still came up short at 40-42. Despite losing franchise player, Chris Bosh to the Miami Heat, the Raptors turned to their young talents Andrea Bargnani, DeMar DeRozan and Jose Calderon, but they came in last place in the division with a dismal 22-60 record.
Last season, the Raptors did not make it to the playoffs, finishing the season with a record of 23-43. Look for the team to regroup and try to have a better season this year as their young team progresses.
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