Greeget.com. Toronto Raptors, First Finalist Without Top 10 NBA Draft. The Toronto Raptors broke the NBA Finals for the first time in history.
They even became finalists without players holding the top 10 NBA draft. According to Elias Sports, no team has done it in the last 50 years.
The Raptors were the first team to do so at that time. The Raptors with the highest choice are Kawhi Leonard.
However, the mainstay of the Raptors forward is not the top 10 NBA draft. He is the 15th choice in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Although not the top 10 NBA Draft, Leonard impressed many parties with his performance during this season, especially in the playoffs.
He became the mastermind behind the success of the Raptors through the final for the first time.
Meanwhile, the main guardian of Kyle Lowry (2006) and flashlight-forwarda Serge Ibaka (2008) is the 24th choice. They are far from the top 10 NBA Draft ranks.
So is Pascal Siakam (2016). The 2018-2019 Most Improved Player of the Year nominee became the 27th choice.
O.G. Anunoby, on the other hand, is also not the top 10 NBA draft. However, he was at least chosen in the higher order from Lowry, Ibaka, and Siakam. Anunoby is the 23rd choice.
In addition to the five names above, the other Raptors players are only the second choice players.
They are Danny Green, Jodie Meeks, Marc Gasol, Norman Powell, and Patrcik McCaw.
Some players were not even elected at all in the NBA Draft. The reserve guard who contributed a lot during the playoff, Fred VanVleet, one of them.
He used to play and the G League champions with the Raptors 905.
Chris Boucher, Eric Moreland, Jeremy Lin, Jordan Lloyd, and Malcolm Miller also included undrafted players.
The Raptors will face the Golden State Warriors with a star-studded squad.
They even have several top 10 NBA draft players from various times, including: Andrew Bogut (1), Kevin Durant (2), Shaun Livingstons (4), DeMarcus Cousins (5), Stephen Curry (7), and Andre Iguodala ( 9).
Even so, the match will not be decided on how many top 10 NBA Drafts.
Both teams have the same opportunity to prove themselves. The Raptors can win the title of the Warriors. The Warriors can become champions again.
The first final match will take place on 30 May 2019. The Raptors will host the Warriors first in Toronto.