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Frequently Asked Questions

How many years has the Raptors been around?

The Toronto Raptors are an NBA franchise located in Toronto, Ontario. The Raptors, along the Vancouver Grizzlies, joined the NBA in 1995 as an expansion team. The Raptors are the only Canadian-based NBA basketball team.

Toronto Raptors players Scotiabank Arena for their home games. The Maple Leafs, a city's NHL club, also uses the arena. Since their inception, the Raptors have been in the NBA playoffs 13 different times. They lost 6 games to Philadelphia 76ers in round one of the playoffs in 2021.

In 1999-2000 the Raptors reached their first playoff appearance. They were defeated by the New York Knicks, division rivals, in the first round.

Fans were rare and few, and the team was not very exciting. There was nothing to root for or watch, and no one knew why anyone cared. After years of mediocrity, they decided to change the image of the team and tried to make themselves more appealing to the public.

The team hired an advertising agency to help them create a national marketing strategy in 2001. The team came up with a slogan called "Hear us Roar!"

The team was experiencing financial difficulties at the time so the slogan was used to highlight the fact that all of their games had sold out. The only thing they needed was a catchy phrase, and a great logo. This is where the creative genius of the agency shines through. They combined the expression "hear us roar" and another popular saying, "never die." This became the Toronto Raptors' official motto.

How did they win the NBA title 2019?

DeMar DeRozan was traded to Toronto Raptors by Jakob Poltl (protected 2019 first-round draft pick) and a Toronto Raptors player in return for Kawhi Leonard.

The Raptors traded Jonas Valanciunas and Delon Wright C.J. on February 7, 2019. Miles and a 2024 second-round pick from the draft to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Marc Gasol, another multiple All-Star and former Defensive Players of the Year. Jeremy Lin was signed shortly thereafter.

The Toronto Raptors had an exciting offseason. They made two major trades that shocked the NBA. DeMar DeRozan was traded first to the Raptors, Jakob Poltl was traded second and a first-round draft pick for 2019 (that was still protected) was sent to San Antonio Spurs. They received Kawhi Leonard from the Spurs in exchange. They traded Jonas Valanciunas and Delon Wright C. J. Miles and a 2024 2nd-round draft pick to Memphis Grizzlies were traded for Marc Gasol--another All-Star, former Defensive Player-of-the-Year. These trades put the Raptors in an excellent position to contend for an NBA championship this season. Let's take a closer glance at each trade.

Kawhi Leonard trade was a risky move by the Raptors. Leonard is an MVP-caliber player when healthy, and he's a top-5 player in league. But, injury limited Leonard to just 9 games last season, and there are doubts about his long term health. However, the Raptors decided the reward was well worth the risk and settled for the deal. Leonard has been performing at an All-Star level so far. He has been in good health. Leonard averages 26 points and 8 rebounds per game. He also shoots 49% from behind the arc and 38% at three-point range. If he keeps his health good, he could be a key to the Raptors winning the NBA title.

Marc Gasol traded for Marc Gasol in a more short-term move. Gasol is now in his 30s and clearly has reached his peak. Yet, he is still a solid player who can bring valuable experience to a young Raptors roster. He's averaging 15 points per game, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and shoots 45% from the three-point line. C.J., Delon Wright and other young talents were given up by the Raptors. Miles was able to purchase Gasol, but the Raptors feel his experience is invaluable when it comes time for playoffs.

The Raptors had a great start to the season, starting with a 6-0 victory. They broke the record for their best start in 20 games with a 16-4 record. They reached 20 wins faster that any time in their past history when they beat Cleveland Cavaliers 24 times. The Raptors were careful with Leonard and did not allow him to play more than 20 games during the season in order to avoid aggravating his injury. They managed to win the 2nd East seed. This was only two points behind the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Raptors were able to continue their winning streak in the playoffs by defeating the Philadelphia 76ers (Orlando Magic), Milwaukee Bucks (Milwaukee Bucks) to reach the NBA Finals. Leonard was named Finals' MVP as the Raptors won the first title against the Golden State Warriors.

The Toronto Raptors had a very successful offseason, which has paid off in a big way. Two All-Stars are on the roster and the Raptors look poised to be contenders in the years ahead. They have proven that they are willing to take risks and make bold moves if it means creating a championship-calibre team. It will be interesting to see if they can keep up this success in the future.

When did the Raptors win their first playoff series?

Toronto won their first-ever playoff series as they defeated New York 3-2 in 2001, advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time in franchise history under head coach Lenny Wilkens.

What is the name the Toronto Raptors' official mascot?

The Toronto Raptors were founded in 1995 as an NBA team. They play at Scotiabank Arena.

The Raptors' mascot is Raptor, a giant red dinosaur. Raptor has been entertaining fans since 1995 when he was introduced. He makes regular appearances in Toronto to support community projects and charities. He received the NBA Mascot of the The Year award for his many contributions to the Raptors. Raptor, a beloved figure around Toronto and in the NBA, is one of the most prominent mascots within professional sports. He has also been a national symbol for Canada's basketball fans.

Many across the country and in cities all over the country agree with Raptor's enthusiasm about his team and its supporters. Raptor has led the Raptors to become one of the most successful NBA teams, winning their first title in 2019. This was a major milestone for basketball lovers in Canada and Toronto. Raptor continues to be a major source of pride for all those who call themselves part of the Raptors family. There will be plenty of Raptors pride as long as he's around. Long live the Raptor! Go, Toronto Raptors!

Who are the top five per-game scorers in the Raptor's history?

Kawhi Leonard has the highest scoring player on the team with 26.6 points per contest. Vince Carter is next with 23.4 points per minute, Mike James with 20.3, Chris Bosh at 20.2, Chris Bosh and DeMar DeRozan are following with 20.3 points each game.

How did the Toronto Raptors fare after Kawhi Leonard's departure?

It was a banner year for the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors won 53 games in the 2020 season. The team's success was largely due to the play of All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry, who averaged 19.7 points, 7.5 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game. Lowry was joined by fellow All-Star forward Pascal Siakam, who averaged 22.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Norman Powell and Fred VanVleet were also strong role players for the Raptors. The team's talent and depth helped them overcome injuries to key players, such as Serge Ibaka & Marc Gasol.

The team was lead by Nick Nurse (Coach of the Year) and Pascal Siakam (All NBA Second Teamer). . Siakam, who averaged almost 20+ points per match, made bold strategic decision that paid off. Kyle Lowry was chosen to the 2020 NBA All-Star roster, his sixth consecutive selection.

The playoffs began earlier than usual this year. They took place at the "Bubble", Bay Lake in Florida, near Orlando. The Raptors defeated the Brooklyn Nets in round one and won 4-0. The Raptors fell 0-2 against Boston Celtics in Round 2. However, OG Anunoby struck a buzzer-beater to win Toronto in the third round. The series eventually went to seven games, with Boston prevailing.


  • As predicted by analysts, the team easily secured a berth in the 2001 NBA playoffs with a franchise-high 47 wins. (
  • By 2018, estimated the Raptors were worth $1.4 billion, 12th in the NBA. (
  • Thomas named Raptors' GM NBA superstar to have 10% stake in the new franchise". (
  • Thomas named Raptors' GM NBA superstar to have 10% stake in the new franchise". (
  • This improved during the 2006–07 regular season to an average of 18,258 fans (13th in the league), 92.2 percent capacity at the Air Canada Centre. (

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How To

Time to attend a Toronto Raptors Game

Toronto Raptors games usually take place during the weekdays between October and April. Weekends are often reserved by other events such as concerts and festivals.

It is best to reserve tickets early as they are likely to sell quickly.

Wednesday is the most crowded day to go to a Toronto Raptors' game. Because many fans arrive early to see pregame warmups, this is a popular day to attend a Toronto Raptors game.

Fans will then move to Nathan Phillips Square right next to the ACC. They stay there through the end.

The best time to see a Toronto Raptor team play is after 8 p.m. The stadium is empty before midnight, but fans return to celebrate their team's win.



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