NBA 2020-21 Preview: Toronto Raptors’ Notable Additions and Departures, Player Salaries, Starting 5; All you want to know before the new NBA season

NBA 2020-21 Preview: Toronto Raptors’ Notable Additions and Departures, Player Salaries, Starting 5; All you want to know before the new NBA season

Notable additions

Aron Baynes, Free agency

DeAndre’ Bembry, Free agency

Malachi Flynn, No. 29 pick in 2020 NBA Draft

Jalen Harris, No. 59 pick in 2020 NBA Draft

Alex Len, Free agency

Notable departures

Marc Gasol, Free agency (Los Angeles Lakers)

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Free agency (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Serge Ibaka, Free agency (LA Clippers)

Depth Chart

Starter 2nd 3rd 4th
PG Kyle Lowry Malachi Flynn Matt Thomas
SG Fred VanVleet Terence Davis Patrick McCaw* Jalen Harris
SF OG Anunoby Norman Powell DeAndre’ Bembry Yuta Watanabe
PF Pascal Siakam Chris Boucher Stanley Johnson
C Aron Baynes Alex Len

 

Season Preview for Toronto Raptors

At this point, it’s no secret that Siakam’s playoff performance didn’t maintain the standard he set for himself with a successful regular season. In a year where he averaged career-highs across the board with 22.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game, criticism came down hard on the first-time All-Star and All-NBA forward.

While much wasn’t asked of OG Anunoby on the offensive end, he still averaged a career-high 10.6 points per game. He also posted career-highs with 5.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting a career-best from the field (50.5%) and from 3-point land (39.0%).

His shooting consistency and a slight uptick in scoring was an encouraging sign for this upcoming season, although he still has a ways to go in being able to create his own offense.

The departure of Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka leaves the Raptors in a bind at the center position.

That’s a combined 22.9 points, 14.5 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.7 blocks over 53.4 minutes per game that the Raptors have to make up for in their frontcourt, and that doesn’t even begin to describe how important Gasol and Ibaka were to this team.

NBA players salaries: Toronto Raptors players salaries

Player 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Anunoby, OG $ 3,872,215.00 $ 5,634,073.00
Baynes, Aron $ 7,000,000.00 $ 7,350,000.00
Bembry, DeAndre’ $ 1,737,145.00 $ 1,977,011.00
Boucher, Chris $ 6,500,000.00 $ 7,020,000.00
Davis, Terence $ 1,517,981.00 $ 1,869,178.00
Hollis-Jefferson, Rondae
Ibaka, Serge
Johnson, Stanley $ 3,804,150.00
Len, Alex $ 2,258,000.00
Lowry, Kyle $ 30,500,000.00
McCaw, Patrick $ 4,000,000.00
Miller, Malcolm
Powell, Norman $ 10,865,952.00 $ 11,615,328.00
Siakam, Pascal $ 30,559,200.00 $ 33,003,936.00 $ 35,448,672.00
Thomas, Matt $ 1,517,981.00 $ 1,782,621.00 $ 2,246,307.00
VanVleet, Fred $ 21,250,000.00 $ 19,675,926.00 $ 21,250,000.00

 

NBA 2020-21 Schedule: The tentative NBA schedule calendar for the 2020-21 season:

 • Dec. 11-19, 2020: Preseason games

 • Dec. 22, 2020 – March 4, 2021: First Half of regular season

 • March 5-10, 2021: All-Star break

 • March 11 – May 16, 2021: Second Half of regular season

 • May 18-21, 2021: Play-In Tournament

 • May 22 – July 22, 2021: 2021 NBA Playoffs