Raptors fans can start marking October 22 on their calendar.

News is starting to leak regarding the 2019-20 NBA season, and Shams Charania dropped some more juicy news for Raps fans. According to the Insider, Toronto will face the new look Pelicans on the NBA’s opening night. Shams added that former Raptor Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers will take on LeBron and the Lakers on the same date.



The #Raptors are expected to face off against the #Pelicans opening night.

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Zion, Zo, Ingram, Josh Hart, Jrue Holiday… not a bad card for Toronto basketball fans!

Raptors nation was presented with some more good news less than 24 hours earlier, when ESPN Insider Adrian Wojnarowski revealed Toronto will also be hosting a Christmas day game for the first time in franchise history (finally!). They’ll host the Boston Celtics, while Kawhi and the Clippers will once again take on the Lakers at the Staples Center. Zion will also be busy on Christmas day, as the Pelicans head to Denver to take on Canadian Jamal Murray and the Nuggets.



The Raptors finally get a Christmas Day game at home 👏🇨🇦

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Now, if you were wondering when Kawhi’s returning to Toronto… keep December 11 marked on your calendar as well. Here are some other notable celebrity returns to keep in mind:



#KawhiLeonard will be back in Toronto on December 11th 👀

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It’s going to be a wild, wild year in the NBA.

(H/T Shams Charania)