The Raptors are going to need a big season from the likes of Terrence Ross to help them make the dance.
On Thursday night the NBA released the 2012-13 regular season schedule. This Saturday morning, RaptorsHQ takes a look at how Toronto might fare in it, based on a month-by-month view...
Last year when the NBA released its compressed schedule for the 2011-12 season, we gave it a once over.
We gave it a once over and tried to guesstimate the team's win total, simply based on said schedule, and how various match-ups looked on paper.
It was about as unscientific an exercise as one could imagine but we nearly nailed the club's win total despite a lack of beakers and test tubes.
Our final guess was 21 wins based on strength of schedule and various other factors, and minus two surprise wins late in the season over Boston and Philly, we might have been bang on.
So while we'll of course take more scientific approaches as we draw closer to the start of the 2012-13 season, we thought we'd repeat last year's exercise, and again present a month-by-month look at how Toronto may fare this coming season, based on the schedule.