How our Top-125 Player Rankings project the 2020-21 Raptors – The Athletic


Do the national writers at The Athletic really hate your team? Well yes, of course they do. Especially since, if you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re a Toronto Raptors fan. I alone am the voice of the voiceless here, calmly muttering “they’ve beat their Vegas win total over-under nine years in a row” any time someone brings to my attention that the Raptors have been power-ranked outside of someone’s top 10, like a bat-signal beckoning me to assuage your inferiority.

John Hollinger? Hates your Raptors. Didn’t even include them in his list of nine threats to prevent a Lakers title repeat.

Zach Harper? Hates your Raptors. Dropped them from second to eighth for his much-too-early 2020-21 power rankings first edition.

Sam Vecenie? OK, well, his latest mock draft represents a pretty good scenario for the Raptors. But I don’t like his tone.

And Seth Partnow, well, Seth just spent an entire week…