NBA Schedule Release, Raptors Open Oct. 25 Against Timberwolves

Edgar Chaput | Updated Aug 17, 2023

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The NBA unveiled its 2023-2024 regular season schedule on Thursday. Raptors fans have plenty of key dates to look forward too. What are the Raptors’ playoff odds?

What the National Basketball Association shared with the public is not quite like the schedules of years gone by. Commissioner Adam Silver will finally have his dream realized of an in-season tournament. The inaugural edition of the NBA Cup starts in November and concludes in early December.

Given there’s no way to know which teams will make it far, only 80 regular season games are on the docket right now. The balance of two games will be determined between clubs that get eliminated earlier in the tournament.

The season itself is still a couple of months away, but in the meantime, you can get hyped with our NBA Futures.

NBA 23/24

Atlantic Division - Winner
  • Boston Celtics -222
  • Philadelphia 76ers +268
  • New York Knicks +767
  • Brooklyn Nets +2397
  • Toronto Raptors +3356

Key Toronto Raptors Games and Dates

And what of the Toronto Raptors, Canada’s lone club in the entire league? Their journey for glory commences on October 25 at home to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Things get juicy rather quickly, however. On October 28th, the Philadelphia 76ers are in town, led by non-other than coach Nick Nurse, who guided Toronto to its championship in 2019. Philly visits Scotiabank Arena again on March 31.

Speaking of recently departed former members of the 2019 squad, Fred VanVleet’s Houston Rockets land in Toronto on February 9.

Newly crowned champion and Ontario native Jamal Murray will lead the Denver Nuggets into battle just before Christmas on December 20.

Naturally, whenever the schedule comes out, everyone wants to know when LeBron James will be in their neck of the woods. For Raps fans that comes late in the campaign on April 2.

With knowledge of who the Raptors play and when, supporters can start envisioning how their season might unfold under first-year head coach Darko Rajakovic. The team enters the season looking very different from last year. Dennis Schroder is now point guard, first-round NBA Draft pick Gradey Dick will make a name for himself. Scottie Barnes aims to bounce back from a mildly disappointing sophomore season, and it will be exciting to see how Montrealer Chris Boucher fits into the overall plan.