The Raptors revealed their pre-season schedule on Thursday.
The only problem is the odds of any of the games being played are slim to none.
Although the NBA and the NBA Player’s Association apparently might meet next week for the first time in a while, they would have to come up with a deal soon in order to get the pre-season in.
Given the vast gulf between the two sides, that’s unlikely.
Nevertheless, if they do magically come to an agreement, the Raptors will open the pre-season in Minnesota on Oct. 11, take on the Detroit Pistons in Grand Rapids, Mich. the next day before hosting a trio of games (vs. Boston, Detroit and Milwaukee) at the Air Canada Centre.
The Raptors would then take on the Celtics in Boston on Oct. 24th, the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on the 24th and the Wolves again, this time at the ACC, on the 26th.
Former Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell is a strong candidate to take over in Minnesota which would make those games interesting, but, sadly, they probably won’t happen.