Toronto Raptors mid-season report card

Raptors Kyle Lowry gets an A+ from Ryan Wolstat. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

Raptors Kyle Lowry gets an A+ from Ryan Wolstat. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

Ryan Wolstat, QMI Agency

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Wednesday game against Dallas brings the Raptors to the mid-way point of what has really been a tale of two seasons so far. There was the misery of a 6-12 start, punctuated by selfish play and improved, but far from stellar defensive work, followed by the trade of Rudy Gay, which changed things significantly.

Needing no time to adapt to all of the new faces, Toronto went on a torrid tear, marching all the way up to third in the East before some slippage set in recently.

Here’s how we grade the group. Keep in mind that these marks are subjective. The other grade is based on the expectations we had for each of them heading into the season or following the trade for the newcomers:

DeMar DeRozan

GRADE: B+ (Expected grade C+) Keeps getting better offensively. Consistently scoring 18-20 points a night, passing better than ever. Next step is becoming a finisher and improving defensively.


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