30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Toronto Raptors
30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Toronto Raptors

This article is part of our 30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts series.

With the NBA on hiatus for at least 30 days, I'll be coping by posting an article every day with 30 random/interesting facts from each of the 30 teams. Hopefully, the season will resume when I hit publish on the Wizards' article.

Day 28:

Toronto Raptors

Stats are mostly from Cleaning the Glass, but also RotoWire, NBA.com and Basketball-Reference.

  1. Kyle Lowry is third in the league in minutes per game (36.6).
  2. Fred VanVleet is eighth in minutes per game (35.8).
  3. Kyle Lowry is seventh in assists per game (7.7).
  4. Fred VanVleet is fourth in steals per game (1.9).
  5. OG Anunoby is 10th in defensive win shares (3.3).
  6. Kyle Lowry is the 19th-ranked fantasy player in eight-category leagues on a per-game basis.
  7. Norman Powell is in the 94th percentile for wing players in points per 100 shot attempts (128.1).
  8. Pascal Siakam is unassisted on 52% of his made baskets – in the 94th percentile for forwards.
  9. OG Anunoby takes 53% of his shots from the rim, ranking in the 94th percentile for forwards.
  10. Marc Gasol takes just 20% of his shots at the rim – in the eighth percentile for bigs. 47% of his shots are non-corner threes, which ranks in the 96th percentile.
  11. Kyle Lowry takes 48% of his shots as non-corner threes, which ranks in the 96th percentile for point guards.
  12. Fred VanVleet draws a non-shooting foul on 2.3% of team plays – in the 94th percentile for combo guards.
  13. Chris Boucher averages a combined 3.6 blocks-plus-steals per 36 minutes. He also averages 4.7 offensive rebounds per 36.
  14. OG Anunoby averages a combined 2.5 steals-plus-blocks per 36 minutes.
  15. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 3.7 offensive rebounds per 36 minutes.
  16. Marc Gasol has the highest point differential (+7.5) on the Raptors.
  17. Patrick McCaw has the lowest point differential (-8.2) on the Raptors.
  18. The Raptors score 10.2 fewer points per 100 halfcourt plays with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on the court, which ranks in the sixth percentile. However, the Raptors score 14.5 more points per 100 misses through putbacks with him on the court, which ranks in the 100th percentile.
  19. Toronto adds 2.2 more points per 100 possessions through transition play with Pascal Siakam on the court – a difference that ranks in the 93rd percentile.
  20. Opponents score 7.1 fewer points per 100 halfcourt plays with Marc Gasol on the court – a difference that ranks in the 92nd percentile.
  21. Opponents get 1.8% fewer transition opportunities with Terence Davis on the court – a difference that ranks in the 91st percentile.
  22. Out of all Raptors lineups that have seen 100+ possessions together, the best has the +15.4 net rating and contains Fred VanVleet, Norman Powell, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol. The worst is -8.5 and contains Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Patrick McCaw, OG Anunoby and Serge Ibaka.
  23. Lineups with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at center are -3.8 points per 100 possessions.
  24. Lineups with both Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol on the court have a +23.2 net rating.
  25. Toronto has the second-best defense (105.5) and best spread differential (+3.2) in the NBA.
  26. At home against bottom-10 teams, the Raptors have the third-best offense (123.5).
  27. On the road against top-10 teams, the Raptors have the sixth-best point differential (-1.9).
  28. Toronto has the league's best defense (101.5) on the second night of back-to-backs.
  29. Toronto has the league's second-best shot profile (54.8 location eFG%).
  30. The Raptors have the seventh-worst shooting accuracy at the rim (61.5%).

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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