Report: Toronto Raptors Discussing Playing in New Jersey

The Toronto Raptors are the lone Canadian team in the NBA and it appears they are the only team trying to set up some 'home' court for next season. Because of the pandemic and border restrictions between US and Canada, having visiting teams cross the border to play the Raptors in Toronto appears to be a long shot at this point.

Insert, Newark, New Jersey. 

According to Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News, Raptors management and the Prudential Center's operations team have held discussions regarding the use of the court. 

This is now the third location outside Toronto that the Raptors have reportedly considered. The other two were Kentucky and more recently Kansas City, after Patrick Mahomes of the NFL's Chiefs vouched for the team to join their 'city of champions'.

The move to New Jersey, at this point, would make the most sense because of the other team's in the Atlantic division. The close proximity makes travelling much easier for the club.

Keep an eye on the Raptors. #WeTheNorth appears to be heading south.

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