Toronto Raptors: 100 most important facts before the season starts

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With the Toronto Raptors about to start their title defense, we decided to arm you with the 100 most important facts heading into the season.

Why do we read articles about the Toronto Raptors? For enjoyment? Sure. To understand the game better as we’re watching it? Yeah, that’s nice. But if we’re being honest, a large part of the reason why we read articles is so we can sound smart to other people.

We all enjoy being the most knowledgable about any topic, and there is nothing better than showing everyone just how smart you are. On the converse, there is nothing worse than when that smug co-worker of yours tries to show they actually are the one who knows the most.

While there are many important things you can learn from reading throughout the season, nothing better equips you for sounding smart than facts. Small tidbits of information that not only teach you about the team but provide you information that you can casually drop into any conversation to seem like some kind of Toronto Raptors-savant.

And while writing dozens of articles, editing several more, and re-watching multiple games over the offseason, if there is one thing I have learned, it’s a bunch of facts. I’ve meticulously kept track of the best tidbits I’ve noticed and then somehow shortened that list down to the best 100. — That’s right, it was much longer than 100 at one point.

Most of the following facts are stats, although not quite all of them. Some are accompanied by quips explaining their importance; others speak for themselves. All of them will help you be smarter and more knowledgable than anyone else on the Toronto Raptors.

All stats are courtesy of,, and basketball reference unless otherwise noted.

Please note: Thank you to Matthew Berry, Fantasy Football writer for, for a fantastic article idea. I would never dream of stealing an idea if there was anything greater than a 0-percent overlap between the two in terms of competition.