NBA Monthly Roundup: The Kings, Raptors aren’t dead just yet

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NBA April Prediction: The Toronto Raptors aren’t dead yet

It looks pretty bad, I know. The Raptors were the worst team in the NBA in March, which is tough to do when you play in the same league as the Houston Rockets. Toronto finished the month with a 1-13 record but their issues extended far beyond just the on-court product.

On top of their awful play, Toronto has also had to juggle trade rumors about Kyle Lowry as well as a rocky situation where Pascal Siakam and Nick Nurse haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye (to say the least). We also can’t forget to mention that they aren’t even in Toronto and have been playing their “home” games in Tampa.

Despite all of that, I can’t quit on Toronto just yet. I might be stuck in the past, but the thought of this team with their talent, coaching, and experience just rolling over and quitting on the rest of the season while they are only two games back of the play-in game just wouldn’t be consistent with what we’ve seen from them the last few years.

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The Raptors have been their own biggest enemy this year, but now that they know what their roster is and will have a sense of urgency as the regular season winds down, I’m fully expecting to see them in one of those play-in games come May.