Raptors News: Final record, Quickley return, players not coming back

Immanuel Quickley, Toronto Raptors and Tyler Herro, Miami Heat
Immanuel Quickley, Toronto Raptors and Tyler Herro, Miami Heat / Megan Briggs/GettyImages
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The Toronto Raptors' final week of the season matched up well with their entire season: a lot of losing, some silver linings from the young core, and overall motivation to look ahead to a crucial summer of roster management.

After winning two-straight games to break their historic losing streak, the Raptors finished out the year a perfect (imperfect?) 0-4. They lost somewhat close contests against the Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets before they were overwhelmed in a baseball series in Miami, with the Heat winning by 22 and 15 points in the two games.

The Raptors' final record

That lands the Raptors' final record for the season at 25-57, which was the sixth-worst record in the NBA this season. They will head into May's NBA Draft Lottery with just under 50 percent odds at retaining their Top-6 protected first-round pick. They also have a first-round pick coming from the Indiana Pacers, who are in a four-way tie at 47-35 and could convey a pick anywhere from 16th to 19th. Toronto also receives the Detroit Pistons' second-round pick which is locked in at No. 31 overall.

The NBA Draft Lottery will take place on Sunday, May 12 in conjunction with the NBA Draft Combine. The Raptors could leap up into the Top-4, with a nine percent chance at the top pick. There is also a very strong chance that a team behind them leaps them to enter the Top 4, pushing them down to seventh or eighth and sending their pick to the San Antonio Spurs.

Let's look at a few more year-end news items in our first offseason edition of Raptors News!