The Toronto Raptors have clearly caught the virus that plagued the Toronto Blue Jays last season. Already three main players in the rotation have significant injuries (Kyle Lowry, Landry Fields and Alan Anderson).
Lowry should be back in roughly 10 days or so, but the other two are much more severe.
No matter what team you are, if you take away your best player and two who play significant minutes, you are going to struggle.
So let's us look at their schedule for the upcoming week and decide what needs to happen to steal some W’s.
- Saturday, November 17 @ Boston
- Sunday, November 18 vs. Orlando
- Tuesday, November 20 @ Philadelphia
- Wednesday, November 21 @ Charlotte
- Friday, November 23 @ Detroit
As far as weekly schedules go, that is a very easy week of games. The big worry there, especially with a depleted roster, is the four games in five nights (Saturday through Wednesday). That being said, the Raptors could easily come away with a winning record and possibly be on a three-game winning streak at the end of the week.
Let us break them down individually: