The Toronto Raptors have been viewed as a legitimate threat in the Eastern Conference for the past three seasons...in Canada that is. Outside of Canada, the Raptors never seem to quite get their due, despite their multiple division titles and recent postseason success.
This week Cabbie spoke with three members of the Raptors' elite second unit, Delon Wright, Pascal Siakam and Fred Van Fleet. On top of the continued backcourt dominance from DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, the Raptors bench has assisted in propelling the team to new heights this season.
The Raptors currently sit in second place in the Eastern Conference and boast a 14-1 record at home -- the best in the league -- and yet, people are still talking about a Celtics-Cavaliers conference final like it's a forgone conclusion.
But as Wright, Van Fleet and Siakam said, sometimes it's good to play with a chip on your shoulder. That is unless that chip happens to contain haunted ghost peppers on it.