For the past couple weeks the Raptors’ season has been in a downward spiral.
Last game, the Raptors blew a 16-point lead to the Detroit Pistons and ended up losing by a single point – their sixth loss in their last 10 games. After the game, star players Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan were pretty emotional and made strong statements about the urgency with which something needed to change.
Well, the stars asked and Masai Ujiri answered.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo’s the Vertical reported that the Raptors traded a 2017 1st Round Pick and Terrence Ross to the Magic for Serge Ibaka. Obvioulsy, this is a pretty big upgrade for the Raptors who have struggled at their start four spot for a long time.
With the increased optimism of the fan base, media reacting to the blockbuster and players saying goodbye, there was a lot that happened online.
It remains to be seen whether or not he will play tonight, where the Raptors will be in Chicago. Either way, the Raptors will be better off in the long run.