Toronto Raptors: Five players named in Sports Illustrated’s top 100
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By Mike Bossetti

Sports Illustrated has released their top 100 players heading into the 2018-2019 season. The Toronto Raptors had five members, who were they and where were they ranked?

Sports Illustrated top 100 was released this week, fruitlessly attempting to rank the top 100 players heading into the 2018-2019 season. Not fruitless because of the writers, both Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney are very knowledgeable. But fruitless, due to the unbearable task of ranking each player objectively.

Comparing within a position is hard enough. Trying to compare Damian Lillard and Joel Embiid? Nearly impossible.

Each team likely has a couple of gripes with their key player’s rankings. Watching all 82 games of a player allows you to witness their greatness night in, night out. Unfortunately, you don’t get the same opportunity with all 30 teams.

In total, Toronto had five players crack the top-100, tied for the third most in the NBA. They shared the spot with the Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz, two teams who each had their entire starting five make the list.

Tying for first place were the Golden State Warriors (duh) and the Boston Celtics. Both teams projected starting five made the top 100 with Andre Iguodala also making it for Golden State and Scary Terry Rozier making it for...

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