Toronto Raptors: Five biggest what ifs in franchise history

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The Toronto Raptors trade of DeMar DeRozan will leave plenty of  fans asking ‘what if’ next summer. With that in mind, here’s a look at five of the biggest “what-ifs” in franchise history.

There are different levels of what-ifs. Not all are created equal. Not all are as significant as others. The what-if’s in this article represent some, but not all, of the key moments, important decisions and turning points in franchise history.

Some important and obvious what-if’s have been left off the list as their consequences are far too over reaching to detail in this piece. The draft night trade of Antawn Jamison for Vince Carter is one such example.

The possibilities following such an important decision are too great. We will try to focus on the somewhat predictable moments in history.

Each what-if has a different levels of significance and intends to make fans wonder about specific moments in team history. Three of the five involve Vince Carter, to some extent, which probably underscores the significance of the era.

There are certainly more what-if’s that could have been included in this article, and more will certainly arise as time passes. We look forward to your thoughts in the comment section at the end of the article.

Here are some of the top what-ifs that didn’t make the cut.

Honourable Mentions:

What if the Raptors Don’t Trade Jamieson For Vince?

What if the Raptors Draft Someone Other Than Bargnani?

What if Jorge Garbajosa Doesn’t Break His Leg?

What if One or Both of the Hedo Turkoglu or Jermaine O’Neal Signings Work?

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