Toronto Raptors News – 2013 Raptors Updates
11/1/13 – Raptors ticket prices have skyrocketed over the last year; up 144%, you’ll pay an average of $246 this season to watch Toronto at Air Canada Centre. The jump in price
is the fifth largest in league, and puts the Raptors on this list of top 5 most expensive teams in the NBA
. As we saw with Jonas Valanciunas at the end of last season and into the summer, this teams has a ton of potential. The lineup is full of underrated players ready to aggressively compete for a spot in the NBA Playoffs. To help build excitement, the Raptors are turning to their new global ambassador, Drake
. The rapper has his hometown inspired and ready for the 2013-14 season. It always helps to have some flashy players on the court like Terrence Ross who is the reigning NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion.
8/27/13 - After finishing four games out of the playoffs in 2012-13, the Raptors will continue the rebuilding process this season under new General Manager Masai Ujiri. After the front office shake-up and failing to make the playoffs in his first three years in Toronto, Dwane Casey may be on the coaching hot seat this season. To save his job, the Raptors will need a strong first full season from swingman Rudy Gay, consistency in guard DeMar Derozan, and a breakout season from 2013 Summer League MVP Jonas Valanciunas. The Raptors open the 2013-14 season on 10/30 at the Air Canada Centre against the Celtics
Toronto Raptors 2013-14 Season
The Toronto Raptors may be in last place in the Atlantic Division, but they look like a squad with a lot of potential going forward. The Raptors young lineup featuring Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Andrew Bargnani, and Jonas Valanciunas was significantly boosted by the addition of Rudy Gay who they acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies
mid-season. Gay has played well for the Raptors so far, averaging 21 points and over six rebounds per game, and the future looks bright. The team is out of the NBA Playoffs right now, but look for them to finish strong and challenge for a spot in the postseason next year
The Raptors have the cheapest away ticket of any team in the NBA, averaging $85 at the beginning of the season. The Raptors are the only Canadian team in the NBA so local road trips might include Divisional games in New York against the Brooklyn Nets or New York Knicks. Raptors fans will pay $13 more per ticket on average at the Air Canada Centre (also home to the Toronto Maple Leafs). In comparison, preseason Toronto Raptors tickets cost about half that of the regular season. However, the Raptors preseason roster did not include Gay. Many games in the second half of the season on the Raptors schedule have cheap Raptors tickets available with get-in prices under $20.