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Raptors Head to Crossroads With Injuries Piling Up

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It’s about to get ugly.

All season the Toronto Raptors have staved off the urge to tank. They’ve been adamant that this is crucial development time and considering they owe a top-six protected pick to the San Antonio Spurs there hasn’t really been a great reason to tank. But with Scottie Barnes and Jakob Poeltl out indefinitely, Toronto may have no choice.

Of Toronto’s final 20 games, only three will come against teams worse than the Raptors with two more against the equally bad Brooklyn Nets. The other 15 games are all against teams in the play-in picture and the Raptors can expect to be heavy underdogs in essentially all of those games.

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