By now, I think we’ve all come to realize and accept the fact that we are probably going to lose a lot of NBA basketball this season, maybe even an entire season due to the ongoing lockout.
As a fan, it is difficult to find the silver lining and the benefits of going an entire year without NBA ball. But the truth is that like any action, the NBA lockout will create many reactions and consequences, and some teams and organizations will be positively affected, just as some will be damaged.
The question then becomes, which teams will fall under each category? Which teams could a year-long lockout benefit, and which teams could a lockout decimate? Specifically, how could a year-long work stoppage affect the Raptors?