Biggest Needs for Toronto Raptors During 2014 Offseason

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Biggest Needs for Toronto Raptors During 2014 Offseason
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After taking a 3-2 series lead, the Toronto Raptors eventually capitulated against the more experienced and battle-tested Brooklyn Nets. By the thinnest of margins, head coach Dwane Casey's team lost Game 7 by just one point.

The team expressed optimism about how far it had come after the playoff push ended. The Raptors realize this is no time to blow things up, no time to get frustrated.

On paper, a No. 3 seed was upset by a No. 6 seed.

Anyone who was paying attention this season knows better than to read too much into that. No one expected the Raptors to be a No. 3 seed. They played some of the best basketball in the league after trading Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings. They proved they have a formidable young core that should only grow more potent in time.

All the same, no one associated with this franchise is going to be satisfied with first-round exits. They can do better, and they will do better. 

Much will be up to Casey. Now that he knows what he has to work with, his first priority will be improving the club's chemistry and developing its younger pieces. The rest of the burden falls on general manager Masai Ujiri. Though he isn't expect to make any epic moves this summer, he'll face some decisions all the same.

Here's what the Raptors brain trust needs to do.

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