2020–21 Toronto Raptors season – Wikipedia

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The 2020–21 Toronto Raptors season is the 26th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 2019–20 Raptors finished the season with a 53–19 record (in a shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic), and lost in the Conference Semifinals to the Boston Celtics.

For the 2020–21 season, the Raptors are playing a shortened 72-game season, as the season start was delayed until December. On November 20, 2020, the Raptors announced that they would be beginning the 2020–21 season at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, (the home of the National Hockey League‘s Tampa Bay Lightning) due to travel restrictions placed by the Canadian government due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This would be the first season since 1995 (prior to the expansion of the Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies) not to have NBA regular-season games played in Canada following the Raptors’ announcement that they will finish the 2020–21 season in Tampa on February 11, 2021, as a result of ongoing border restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Raptors held one first-round pick and one second-round pick in the draft. Because the Raptors had the second-best record in the league, their selections were made at 29th in the first and second round, respectively. With the 29th pick, they selected Malachi Flynn.[3] With the 59th pick, they selected Jalen Harris.[4]

Roster listing
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 3 Anunoby, OG 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 232 lb (105 kg) 1997-07-17 Indiana
F/C 46 Baynes, Aron 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 262 lb (119 kg) 1986-12-09 Washington State
G/F 95 Bembry, DeAndre’ 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994-07-04 Saint Joseph’s
F/C 25 Boucher, Chris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993-01-11 Oregon
G 0 Davis, Terence 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1997-05-16 Mississippi
G 8 Flynn, Malachi 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-05-10 San Diego State
G 2 Harris, Jalen (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1998-09-14 Nevada
G/F 5 Johnson, Stanley 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 242 lb (110 kg) 1996-05-29 Arizona
G 7 Lowry, Kyle 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1986-03-25 Villanova
G 22 McCaw, Patrick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 1995-10-25 UNLV
G 24 Powell, Norman 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1993-05-25 UCLA
F 43 Siakam, Pascal 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1994-04-02 New Mexico State
G 21 Thomas, Matt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1994-08-04 Iowa State
G 23 VanVleet, Fred 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1994-02-25 Wichita State
F 18 Watanabe, Yuta (TW) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1994-10-13 George Washington
G 1 Watson, Paul 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994-12-30 Fresno State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: February 24, 2021

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Conference[edit]

Record vs opponents[edit]

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Atlantic Division Northwest Division
Team Home Road Team Home Road
Boston 114–126 106–120 Mar 4 Denver Mar 24 Apr 29
Brooklyn Apr 21 Apr 27 123–117 Minnesota 112–116 86–81
New York 100–83 Apr 11 Apr 24 Oklahoma City Apr 18 Mar 31
Philadelphia 110–103 102–109 93–100 Portland Mar 28 111–112
Utah Mar 19 May 1
2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1
Division 3–4 Division 1–2
Central Division Pacific Division
Team Home Road Team Home Road
Chicago Feb 28 Mar 14 May 13 Golden State Apr 2 105–106
Cleveland Apr 26 Mar 21 Apr 9 L.A. Clippers May 11 May 4
Detroit Mar 2 Mar 17 Mar 29 L.A. Lakers Apr 6 May 2
Indiana May 16 107–102 114–129 Phoenix Mar 26 115–123
Milwaukee 108–115 124–113 110–96 Sacramento 124–126 144–123
0–1 3–1 0–1 1–2
Division 3–2 Division 1–3
Southeast Division Southwest Division
Team Home Road Team Home Road
Atlanta Mar 11 Apr 13 121–132 Dallas 116–93 May 14
Charlotte 111–108 116–113 Mar 13 Houston Feb 26 Mar 22
Miami 102–111 101–81 108–116 Memphis May 8 128–113
Orlando 115–102 Apr 16 123–108 New Orleans 99–113 116–120
Washington Apr 5 May 6 137–115 San Antonio Apr 14 114–119
4–1 2–2 1–1 1–2
Division 6–3 Division 2–3
Conference 12–9 (Home: 6–4; Road: 6–5)
Conference 4–8 (Home: 1–3; Road: 3–5)
Overall 16–17 (Home: 7–7; Road: 9–10)

(* game decided in overtime)

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2020 pre-season game log
Total: 2–1 (Home: 0–1; Road: 2–0)
2020–21 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2020–21 game log
Total: 16–17 (Home: 7–7; Road: 9–10)
2020–21 season schedule

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Free Agency[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Additions[edit]

Subtractions[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Jamshidi, Soheil (February 11, 2021). “Raptors to finish 2020-21 season in Tampa”. NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  3. ^ “Raptors select Malachi Flynn with 29th pick in 2020 NBA Draft”. Sportsnet.ca. November 18, 2020.
  4. ^ “Raptors select Jalen Harris with pick No. 59 in 2020 NBA Draft”. Sportsnet.ca. November 18, 2020.
  5. ^ “Fred VanVleet re-signs with Raptors | NBA.com”. www.nba.com. Retrieved 2020-11-25.
  6. ^ “Raptors Re-Sign Boucher”. Toronto Raptors. Retrieved 2020-11-25.
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  16. ^ “Raptors Sign Len”. Toronto Raptors.
  17. ^ “CP Source: Raptors agree to deal with free-agent centre Alex Len”. Sportsnet.ca.
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  19. ^ “Report: Raptors agree to deal with forward Alize Johnson”. Sportsnet.ca.
  20. ^ “Yuta Watanabe, the NBA’s second Japanese player, makes the Raptors after training camp”. bardown.ca. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  21. ^ “Veteran center Marc Gasol signs with Lakers | NBA.com”. www.nba.com. Retrieved 2020-11-25.
  22. ^ “LA Clippers Sign Forward/Center Serge Ibaka | NBA.com”. www.nba.com. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  23. ^ “TIMBERWOLVES SIGN RONDAE HOLLIS-JEFFERSON | NBA.com”. www.nba.com. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  24. ^ “Jazz Sign Yogi Ferrell and Malcolm Miller”. www.nba.com/jazz/. Retrieved 2020-12-18.
  25. ^ “Raptors waive centre Dewan Hernandez, open up additional roster spot”. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
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