By the standards the Toronto Raptors have set since 2014, losing in the first round is a disappointment.
However, given that only a year ago Toronto was a franchise moved to Tampa, Fla., heading into the draw and facing the uncertain future of franchise cornerstone Kyle Lowry, finishing in the top six in the Eastern Conference is a success.
The Raptors now enter the offseason with a focus on bolstering a bench that ranked last in the NBA in many offensive categories.
List status: A durable core
The Raptors proved with the departure of Kawhi Leonard in 2019 and Lowry last offseason that the foundation of their roster is not built around a single player.