Newsroom Ready: Young Raptors team optimistic after exceeding expectations

Expectations were low this season for the Toronto Raptors after they lost Kyle Lowry last summer. But with the leadership of Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam, the emergence of NBA rookie of the year Scottie Barnes, and improvement across the board in players like OG Anunoby, Gary Trent Jr., and Chris Boucher, the Raptors clinched the No. 5 seed in the East. Their season ended in a first round loss to Philadelphia, but the players are optimistic about next year.

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