New York Knicks
It’s already a long season for Knicks fans as their beloved team is struggling this early. The team is without star player Kristaps Porzingis (F/C) until next season and rookie Kevin Knox (F) is banged up. Tim Hardaway Jr. (G/F) and Enes Kanter (C) have stepped up for New York, but they lack firepower (21st in offence) and is outgunned against elite teams like Toronto.
A dozen games in, and the Kawhi Leonard experiment is paying off for the Raptors. Toronto is sitting tied at first with Golden State. They have only lost once and are undefeated at home: 6-0. Even if Leonard sits, Toronto will have a deep supporting cast led by Kyle Lowry (G) and Serge Ibaka (F/C). This team is already great and they’re just warming up.
The Raptors own the Knicks in the Air Canada Centre. New York hasn’t won a game in Toronto since November 2015 and they are outmatched in almost every facet. It’s possible for them to keep the game competitive, especially if Leonard rests. But Toronto will control this game from start to finish.