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Toronto Raptors
(23-27, 10 games back in Central)
DRAFT PICKS: (No. 5, No. 12)

1999   D R A F T   C H O I C E S
Round Pick Player Pos College
1 5 Jonathan Bender C
1 12 Aleksandar Radojevic C

T E A M   S T R E N G T H S
  • Solid nucleus/young & old
  • Vince Carter
  • Butch Carter/Glen Grunwald duo
  • W E A K N E S S E S
  • Outside shooting
  • Perimeter defense
  • Fan interest
  • C H A N G E S
  • Oakley leaving?
  • Van Exel status/free agency
  • N E E D S
  • Re-sign Tracy McGrady
  • N O T E S:
  • 1999 was the most successful season in franchise history...raptors were in playoff contention until dropping 6 of its last 7 games.
  • Vince Carter was named NBA rookie of the year. He led the Raptors with 18.3 ppg
  • Tracy McGrady played in all but one game and even played some PG. He averaged 9.3 ppg and 5.7 rpg. Last season, the 20-year-old averaged only 7.0 ppg and 3.9 rpg. He's younger than V. Carter
  • Started the season 1-5 then won 21 of the next 37 before its late-season slump
  • Opponents shot a league-high .372 from three-point range
  • Blocked an average of 6.42 shots a game, 2nd best in NBA. Carter led the team with 1.54
  • Charles Oakley is a free agent on July 1st. He was traded to Toronto for Marcus Camby
  • Dee Brown led the league with 135 three-pointers (that was more than the totals of Philadelphia & Minnesota) and actually shot 3s (.387) better than 2s (.356)
  • Rumors are circulating that Toronto is looking to move up in the draft and take Steve Francis. Alvin Williams was the team's starting PG last season and averaged a mere 5.0 ppg and 2.6 apg
  • Played in brand new Air Canada Centre where the team sold out four games, two more than the previous season
  • Won more games on the road this season (nine) than they did last season (seven, in 16 more games)
  • John Wallace is a free agent. He played in fewer games, played less minutes and averaged fewer points (8.6) than McGrady
  • F I R S T   R O U N D   P I C K S   I N   T H E   9 0 ' S
    1995 - Damon Stoudamire, g (7)
    1996 - Marcus Camby, f (2)
    1997 - Tracy McGrady, f (9)
    1998 - Antawn Jamison, f (4)
    P L A Y E R S   B Y   P O S I T I O N
    Small Forwards
    Vince Carter
    Tracy McGrady
    John Wallace
    Power Forwards
    Charles Oakley
    John Thomas
    Reggie Slater
    Sean Marks
    Kevin Willis
    Michael Stewart
    Paul Rogers
    Point Guards
    Alvin Williams
    Micheal Williams
    Negele Knight
    Shooting Guards
    Doug Christie
    Dee Brown
    F R E E   A G E N T S
    Rogers (TO)
    M. Williams
    A. Williams
    Information courtesy of Turner Sports

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