Forgotten Raptors Playoffs: Jason Kapono earns his contract in 2008

It was the most forgettable Raptors playoff series of all, but Jason Kapono had a postseason to remember (for himself, at least). Welcome to Forgotten Raptors Playoffs! All throughout the 2019 NBA Playoffs, we’ll be looking back at past Raptors series — going all the way back to 2000 — and digging into the hidden, underrated, forgotten or straight-up wacky subplots and memories!
Today we look at the least memorable series in Raptors history: The Eastern Conference quarter-finals in 2008.
The Situation
Toronto Raptors (41-41, 6th seed) vs. Orlando Magic (52-30, 3rd seed)
The Outcome
Orlando defeats Toronto 4-1 in the best-of-seven series.
What Everyone Remembers
Uh… does anyone remember this series? I think the only thing anyone remembers is that Sam Mitchell decided to start 7-foot sophomore Andrea Bargnani at small forward in the first two games of the series. You can guess how that worked out.
What You Should Probably Remember Instead
You should probably just forget this series ever happened, but if there is one slightly hilarious thing about it, is that it’s the best that Jason Kapono ever looked in a Raptors uniform.
Kapono signed with the Raptors as a free agent following the team’s unexpectedly successful 2006-07 …

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Author: Josh Kern / Raptors HQ

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