Raptors 905: 10 storylines to follow for 2021-22 G League season

Title: Raptors 905: 10 storylines to follow for 2021-22 G League season
Date: November 5, 2021
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I teed up the key players and stories for the 2021-22 Raptors 905 season.

Every year feels different in the G League. Rules change, roster situations are constantly in flux, NBA needs supersede developmental strategy and global pandemics require bubble seasons with only half a league participating.

The one constant since 2016-17, though, has been this: Raptors 905 are good. Like, always.

The 905 have only missed the playoffs once, in their inaugural 2015-16 season. Even that year, they closed on an 18-9 stretch to turn a tough expansion start into the foundation of a successful program. In Year 2, they won the championship. Depending on how you want to treat the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season – the 905 had won 11 of 14 to pull into a playoff spot at the time the season was cancelled – the 905 can claim to hold a five-year post-season streak. That is the longest in the G League and a veritable miracle given the annual (and sometimes daily) tumult of the league.

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