Another game at home, and the Raptors face a lottery bound team that they've suddenly surpassed over the past week. Kinnon Yee takes a look as the Raptors enter into the final 11 games of the year.
Someone please tell the Raptors to stop taking pages out of the Maple Leafs' book of useless wins.
I've tried to be mum on the subject because the other writers at Raptors HQ have been pretty vocal about tanking. I won't lie. It's been a worry from the beginning of this year that this Raptors team might not be bad enough to get a high draft pick in this year's lottery. The running fear for me going into this season was that the Raptors would have enough improved 3 point shooting that they'd basically shoot themselves into wins some night simply because they were lucky.
Thank god for Rasual Butler.
But now that we're down to the final stretch, the Raptors are doing their best Leafs impression by winning a bunch of meaningless games.
And in little over a week, the Raptors have now leapfrogged Sacramento, Cleveland, and New Jersey in the standings.