How do you measure success for the Raptors?
Last season the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record winning 48 games and this season the team has a shot at eclipsing that mark. The Raptors surprised many last year but this year was a different story. The success of last season was expected to transcend into this season and that it has. Not only can Toronto set another franchise record for wins, but the team also won another Atlantic Division title, its second in a row and third overall in franchise history.
However, an NBA team is never measured on regular season wins and division titles. The playoffs are where a team is truly defined and after a hard fought seven-game series loss to Brooklyn in the first round last year, Raptors’ fans want this team to make a much deeper run this year.
But is Raptors Nation getting a little far ahead of themselves?
The fact is, Toronto are the 13th youngest team in the NBA with Oklahoma City being the only other team currently in a playoff position that’s younger than the Raptors. Sure a championship would be the dream, but is this team just getting warmed up for that to possibly become a reality in the near future?
So what do you think?
Is this a successful season if the Raptors lose again in the first round? What about the second round?
Should it be eastern conference finals or bust?
Let us know.
By Andrew Wadden
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