The Toronto Raptors have been an incredibly disappointing basketball team since the days of "Vinsanity." The Bosh era came and left. Now the Raptors find themselves in limbo with the Bargnani days, if we can even call them that.
Let's face it, the NBA is dominated by a handful of teams. If the 2012 NBA Championship was proof of anything, it was this: to be a championship contender, you need talent. Not just any talent, but elite talent. Not to throw out names, but the Raptors are light-years away from reaching that status.
This team is still young, so the success of recent draft picks is yet to be seen. After doing a bit of digging—some serious digging—here are 10 reasons to look forward to the upcoming season and the Toronto Raptors' future.
Verdict on "elite" status coming soon!