The Raptors had another successful season where they finished 51-31 and made it to the Eastern Conference Semifinals where they were swept by Cleveland. Both Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka were free agents to start the off-season, but the Raptors were able to sign them both and keep the core intact. This next season is a big year, Lowry and Serge are aging, Derozan is in his prime, and it seems as if Cleveland is falling apart. Norman Powell will be a key piece for them as he looks to fill the void left by Terrance Ross. The Raptors added to their wing depth by selecting Indiana SF O.G. Anunoby, he's coming off a knee injury and is a raw player, but has some amazing tools to work with. For only having one pick in the draft, they did a good job. They managed to get out of the Damarre Carroll's contract as they dealt him along with their 2018 1st and 2nd round picks to Brooklyn for Justin Hamilton (a steep price to shed salary). They also dealt PG Corey Joseph to Indiana for SF C.J. Miles in a somewhat fair value deal. Overall the Raptors have had a successful off-season, they've kept their core together while managing to add young talent, they should manage to win over 50 games again this year and who knows, maybe they get lucky and Cleveland gets in its own way.
Draft Grade: A
Estimated Cap Space
Kyle Lowry PG, Serge Ibaka PF, P.J. Tucker SF, Patrick Patterson PF
Nando De Colo PF/C