Offseason moves for the Toronto Raptors: Choices on Kyle Lowry, Gary Trent Jr.

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Two years from winning their first NBA championship, the Raptors missed the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

While it is easy to label this season a disappointment, it is important to point out the circumstances that Toronto faced this season. COVID-19 restrictions left the Raptors without a home and forced them to play in Tampa, Florida for the entire season.

After climbing to .500 in late February, Toronto endured a COVID-19 outbreak that sidelined most of their coaching staff and key players, including Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby.

Toronto would go on to lose thirteen of its next fourteen games.

Despite a likely appearance in the lottery, there is still a foundation in place led by VanVleet, Siakam, Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr.

Toronto also moved up in the draft lottery, now having the No. 4 pick.

The big question this offseason will center around free agent Kyle Lowry, Trent (who is a restricted free agent) and what the future holds for team president Masai Ujiri, who is in the last year of his contract.