Early Predictions for Toronto Raptors' Starting 5 Next Season

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Early Predictions for Toronto Raptors' Starting 5 Next Season
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Even with five key additions to the roster in D.J. Augustin, Dwight Buycks, Austin Daye, Tyler Hansbrough and Steve Novak, one thing remains certain—the Toronto Raptors' starting lineup will remain unchanged heading into next season.

There will be opportunities to tweak the rotation here and there, but for the most part, the Raptors' five starters from the end of the 2012-13 regular season will be returning to their designated roles.

It appears that new general manager Masai Ujiri may be done making adjustments to the roster this offseason. It's now easier to get a sense for where certain players are going to fall in the grand scheme of things.

As is the case with any basketball team, the strength and talent level of the starting unit is usually a good indicator for future success. 

Based on their starters alone, there is definitely a chance the Raptors can make some noise in the Eastern Conference next season.

The talent is there and management is in place. The end game is the postseason, and the following players can take the Raptors there. 


Statistics, data and salary information courtesy of ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, Basketball Reference and HoopsHype. 

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