Toronto finished the 2011-12 NBA season with just 23 wins and only 13 of those came at home, making the upcoming draft and free agent off-season very important for the team North of the border.
The Raptors have point guard in Jose Calderon, but the veteran is in the back-half of his career now and the team needs to find a replacement. This team also needs help in the front-court and no player is safe from being replaced next season. The front office has three choices in the draft and with some good decisions and an added veteran or two, this team could become a playoff contender in the Eastern Conference.
Harrison Barnes from North Carolina would fill the team's biggest need at small forward, he plays well on both ends of the floor and is the type of player that makes others around him better. Barnes is not the best of outside shooters, but he can move well without the ball and plays terrific defense, something this team sorely lacked this past season.
Toronto should use their other two picks on a point guard and a center. These two positions need depth and if this team can add youngsters who can contribute early in their career, fans of the Raptors might see the NBA playoffs in the near future.