Clear your schedules - or don't. The Raptors released their full pre-season schedule for the upcoming year on Tuesday.
October's line-up of meaningless warm-up contests will see Canada's only NBA team tour the country once again, as three of this year's exhibition games will be held in Canadian cities not named Toronto.
All told, the Raptors will play seven times in the pre-season against six different opponents; a list of teams that boasts some exciting names including Canadian star Andrew Wiggins, first-overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns, reigning MVP Steph Curry, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, John Wall and more. That is, of course, if those guys even hit the floor.
Here's the full schedule:
Sunday, Oct. 4th: Raptors vs. LA Clippers | Rogers Arena | Vancouver, BC | 7:00PM
Monday, Oct. 5th: Raptors @ Golden State | SAP Arena | San Jose, CA | 10:30PM
Thursday, Oct. 8th: Raptors @ LA Lakers | Citizens Business Bank Arena | Ontario, CA | 10:00PM
Monday, Oct. 12th: Raptors vs. Minnesota | Air Canada Centre | Toronto, ON | 7:30PM
Wednesday, Oct. 14th: Raptors @ Minnesota | Canadian Tire Centre | Ottawa, ON | 7:00PM
Sunday, Oct. 18th: Raptors vs. Cleveland | Air Canada Centre | Toronto, ON | 6:00PM
Friday, Oct. 23rd: Raptors vs. Wizards | Bell Centre | Montreal, QC | 7:30PM
Unless you're a Raptors fan in Vancouver, Ottawa or Montreal, it's hard to get too excited about the pre-season schedule with the regular season calendar already made public. But if you're the kind of person who lives and breathes pre-season hoops, your countdown to basketball just got significantly shorter.
What do you guys think of the pre-season slate?