Raptors opt to Not Make Any Trades at Deadline
The deadline for NBA trades came around on Thursday, and while several teams initiated trades at
the very last moment, there was one team that stood out for not making any at all. The Toronto
Raptors instead chose to keep its roster in exactly the same way. Yet, there's little surprise behind
this move, considering the team has been at quite the peak for some time now.
General Manager of the Raptors, Bobby Webster did mention that once the trade deadline had
passed by, that the Toronto team had talks. While certain options were discussed within, he is happy
with where his team is at current, and he believes that they have the potential to grow even more
once all players are back to 100% health.
While one or two people questioned the lack of Kawhi Leonard on the Raptors team, after he arrived
and then left after last season, they have actually become a better team without him on the roster.
As it happens, the Raptors currently stand 37-14 on the season following their defeat of the Indiana
Pacers 119-118 on Wednesday night. That gave them their 12th straight victory - a franchise record
for the Raptors.
Despite the fact that Leonard was pretty much focused on as being a great thing for the Raptors, last
season Toronto stood 36-15 after 51 games. Granted, that's not a huge difference, but when you
also consider that various players have all missed multiple games due to injuries this season, it
makes the team’s star power stand out.
The Raptors Still Have Their Doubters
The Toronto team does seem to have a lot going for it at the moment, although there are still people
who doubt them. Many have questioned whether they will do as well once they face off against the
Milwaukee Bucks. That game will occur on February 25, so there will likely be a lot of people
spectating to see just how well things proceed.
Not only that, but various online sportsbooks will be looking towards this match as being a precursor
to how well people may end up betting on the Raptors in later games. There are some giving away
bonus codes that are specifically for use on their sites too, such as the 10Bet Bonus Code that is
available via SilentBet. Using that will give you some extra funds so that you can wager on the
Raptors (or any other NBA team, if you have your mind on an alternative).
Toronto may have managed to make a swift comeback against the Pacers, claiming 19 points to
overtake their opponents before the finish of the game. And earlier on this year, the team mounted
a 30-point comeback against the Dallas Mavericks in spectacular fashion. Playing against the Bucks
will test that resolve once more, though.
When you look at the loss of Leonard and Danny Green on paper, it does seem like Toronto is on the
losing end of the scale. Yet, fortunately, NBA games don’t play out on paper, and if there’s one thing
about the Raptors' player