5 Reasons the Toronto Raptors Could Be a Playoff Team in 2012 (or 2013)

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5 Reasons the Toronto Raptors Could Be a Playoff Team in 2012 (or 2013)
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The Toronto Raptors are a young, talented team that's on the rise; when the NBA lockout ends and there is a season, they will have a good chance to make the playoffs.

After years of bad draft picks, the Raptors have finally been able to string together a few years of solid selections. With DeMar DeRozan, Ed Davis and Jonas Valanciunas, the ‘Raps have a possible plethora of superstars.

Veterans like Andrea Bargnani, Jose Calderon, Reggie Evans and Amir Johnson will also look to carry a lot of the load.

New head coach Dwayne Casey looks to bring a new mentality after winning the championship with the Dallas Mavericks; let’s hope he can turn one of the youngest NBA teams into a perennial playoff power.

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