Tampa Bay has emerged as the most likely temporary home for the Toronto Raptors, according to sources from both the team and the NBA.
The Raptors would still like to play the 20-21 season in Toronto, but border issues amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may make that an impossibility.
The Toronto Blue Jays were not allowed to play their 2020 season in Canada and played instead in Buffalo.
The Raptors will likely need a resolution quickly as the draft and free agency is a week away, which means prospective players would like to know where they will live for the 20-21 season.
“There is no way they can go into the draft and free agency without knowing where they are playing,” said one agent. “As an agent, that would be the first thing I would want to know.”