If the NBA playoffs start tomorrow, the Toronto Raptors will watch them comfortably settle in their homes.
However, this is indeed the reality of the head coach Nick Nurse’s force. As of Sunday, the Raptors have a record of 25-35. They are also a game, half way from the tenth final and the last echelon, and can enter the playoffs of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Several factors can explain the setbacks of the Queens City club in 2020-2021, including the fact that the four best players barely played together. Indeed, Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby have dealt with injuries and Agreement on COVID-19.
The good news for Raptors fans is that the team still has 12 regular-season games, and the four players mentioned above are healthy.
Moreover, no one gave up the idea of playing the playoffs at the Raptors camp.
VanVleet said earlier this week, “This undoubtedly sets a goal for us, which is to go through a lot of ups and downs in a year,” Sportsnet reported his comments.
“I would even say that we are currently in good shape. I believe we have a collective understanding of what is happening,” he added.
The leader of “Dinosaurs” also insisted that everyone was back on the court of his team.
“We are all coming back at the same time. We must concentrate and continue to work hard to improve every day, every practice and every game.”
VanVleets, Lowry, Siakam and Anunoby officially met on Wednesday to defeat the mighty Brooklyn Nets 114-103.
“the night before [mercredi contre les Nets]This is equivalent to the first step in the right direction. We have achieved some good results and show that we are not far away. However, I believe we will have to improve in the next 12 games. If you do this, I think it will be hard to beat.
Therefore, the Raptors will try to “improve” the Cleveland Cavaliers’ visit to the Amalie Arena on Monday night.