The 2023/24 NBA season is already two weeks old and that means it's a good time for a progress report on the 4-4 Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors have been inconsistent.
They have a couple losses against teams they should be beating most of the time, such as the Portland Trail Blazers and Chicago Bulls, but also have wins against some of the elite teams in the league, like the Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks.
As it stands, the Raptors are currently 9th in the Eastern Conference with their 4-4 record.
That's about where they expected to be going into the season, but they have room to improve, especially against the weaker competition in the league needs to be a focal point going forward.
Their wins have come against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, and Mavericks.
The Raptors' losses were to the Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers, Trail Blazers, and the 76ers again.
Despite their below average start to the season, the Raptors have several standout players.
Leading the way in scoring for the Raptors is Scottie Barnes, who is averaging 21.5 points per game.
Behind him is O.G. Anunoby at 17.6 points per game, Pascal Siakam at 17.4 points per game and Dennis Schroeder at 17.0 points per game.
Their leading rebounder is also Barnes, averaging 10.5 rebounds per game, followed by Jakob Poeltl with 8.8 rebounds per game and Precious Achiuwa with 8.0 rebounds per game.
In terms of assists, the Raptors are led by Schroeder at 8.4 assists per game, and Barnes at 6.4 assists per game.
Compared to the rest of the league, the Raptors are about average through the first two weeks of the season.
As a team, they are averaging 109.6 points per game, which ranks 22nd. Defensively, they are allowing 108.5 points per game and this ranks eighth in the league.
|To win the NBA Championship
|To win the Eastern Conference
|To win the Atlantic Division
|To make the playoffs
|To miss the playoffs