The Toronto Raptors’ upcoming 2013-14 season will be one of the most important in the last several years.
Since Chris Bosh left town for the Miami Heat in the summer of 2010, the Raptors' rebuilding efforts have been aimless and ineffective. It was only this past year that they finally made some positive moves—like acquiring Kyle Lowry and Rudy Gay, and shipping out Andrea Bargnani.
This coming season will determine if those moves are good enough to push the Raptors into the next phase of rebuilding and into playoff contention.
With so many teams swapping players this offseason and several players returning from injuries (like Derrick Rose), next season promises to be entertaining. And it will be especially entertaining for Raptors fans, who will either see their team back in the playoffs or see the roster blown up again for a new rebuild.
The Raptors will be tested. The following games of the 2013-14 schedule will reveal the team's character as well as provide can’t-miss enjoyment.