According to someone involved in the process, the current group has 45 days from the start of tomorrow’s NBA season to prove that they are not only a playoff team, but a sustainable one.
Even this season’s most optimistic performance target — squeaking into the top eight in the Eastern Conference — may not be enough.
Do not mistake this either — the Raptors still believe they are in the Wiggins sweepstakes if they decide to be.
“They better be 2-1 or 3-0 when Miami gets here (on Tuesday),” one veteran observer warned. That’s how micro it’s getting.