Grading every Toronto Raptors move this offseason

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Overall Summer Grade

Grading the Toronto Raptors, it’s hard to blame them for the loss of Kawhi Leonard. Kawhi clearly had his heart set on home this offseason, and from a team management standpoint, the Raptors did everything right.

Blaming the Raptors for Kawhi leaving is like blaming Jennifer Aniston for losing Brad Pitt to Angelina Jolie. And don’t you ever blame Jennifer Aniston.

Once Kawhi left, the Toronto Raptors had the decision to strip everything down and begin the rebuild or be patient and wait for the proper time to make any rash decisions. The franchise opted for the latter.

The decision not to trade all their pieces immediately is more important than any other decision they made as a team. A decision, I believe is the correct one.

The team also had a few moves not mentioned earlier. They added of Sagaba Konate after the draft, pushed back the guarantee date of Malcolm Miller, and a brought in a few players on non-guaranteed contracts.

Considering the circumstances, Toronto really had almost no opportunity to come out of this summer with an A-level grade. They had too little money and entered the free agent game too late.

Next. Something every Raptors player can work on this offseason. dark

But they still managed to do well enough, and for that reason, they come away with a B this offseason. Good but unspectacular.

Offseason Final Grade: B