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1999–2000 Toronto Raptors season

The 1999–2000 NBA season was the Raptors' fifth season in the National Basketball Association.[1] During the offseason, the Raptors acquired Antonio Davis from the Indiana Pacers, and signed free agents Muggsy Bogues and three-point specialist Dell Curry. In their first full season playing at the Air Canada Centre, the Raptors got better as the season progressed. Second-year star Vince Carter led the team in scoring, averaging 25.7 points per game. He also won the Slam Dunk Contest in Oakland and was selected for the 2000 NBA All-Star Game. The Raptors improved and qualified for their first playoff appearance with a 45–37 record, finishing third in the Central Division. However, in the postseason, they were swept in the first round by the New York Knicks in three straight games. Following the season, Tracy McGrady signed with the Orlando Magic, Doug Christie was dealt to the Sacramento Kings, Dee Brown signed as a free agent with the Magic, and head coach Butch Carter was fired.

1999–2000 Toronto Raptors season
Head coachButch Carter
Owner(s)Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
ArenaAir Canada Centre
Results
Record45–37 (.549)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast First Round
(Lost to Knicks 0–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCTV Sportsnet, TSN, The Score, CIII
RadioCFRB
< 1998–99 2000–01 >

Carter was fired on June 13, 2000 after the organization decided they wanted a return of "stability" to the franchise.[2] In his last season as coach of the Raptors, he invited friend and rap star Percy Miller, otherwise known as Master P, to the pre-season training camp to try out for the team.[1] Carter claimed it was an attempt to deflect media attention away from Vince Carter, but was criticized for trying to draw attention to himself and his friendship with Miller. Carter also released a book where he claimed that his coach at Indiana, Bobby Knight, had launched into a racist tirade during practice, which Knight denied.[2] Carter was involved in public feuds with stars Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady,[3] limiting their minutes because he didn't want to burn them out in their young careers. Carter also had an off-court feud with his ex-wife.[4] During the opening round of the 2000 NBA Playoffs against the Knicks, Knick center Marcus Camby, who had played under Carter during the 1997–98 season, made what Carter considered an inflammatory remark about Carter by calling him a "liar", and Carter decided to file a $5-million defamation suit against him for what he said were inaccurate statements.[5] NBA Deputy Commissioner Russ Granik believed it was a frivolous suit and criticized Carter for filing it,[3] which led to Carter dropping the suit.[6] In his last few weeks as Raptors coach, Butch Carter made attempts to ouster friend Glen Grunwald as General Manager and was cited as one of the reasons why Tracy McGrady decided to leave the team and sign with the Orlando Magic.[7] The Raptors organization, players, and fans all had decided that Carter's off-court issues were too much of a distraction for the team going forward.[8]

The season saw the Raptors change their uniforms which lasted until 2006.

NBA DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 5 Jonathan Bender (from Denver, traded to Indiana for Antonio Davis) Forward   United States
1 12 Aleksandar Radojević Center   Yugoslavia Barton County JC (Kansas)

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RosterEdit

Toronto Raptors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 14   Bogues, Muggsy 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) 136 lb (62 kg) Wake Forest
G 7   Brown, Dee 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jacksonville
G/F 15   Carter, Vince 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) North Carolina
G/F 13   Christie, Doug 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Pepperdine
G 30   Curry, Dell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Virginia Tech
F/C 33   Davis, Antonio 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) UTEP
C 22   Marks, Sean   6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) California
G/F 1   McGrady, Tracy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Mt. Zion Christian Academy HS (NC)
F/C 34   Oakley, Charles 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Virginia Union
C 25   Radojević, Aleksandar   7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Barton County CC
C 4   Stewart, Michael 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) California
F/C 12   Thomas, John 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Minnesota
G 20   Williams, Alvin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Villanova
F/C 42   Willis, Kevin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Michigan State
G 3   Workman, Haywoode 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oral Roberts
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Indiana Pacers 56 26 .683 36–5 20–21 20–8
x-Charlotte Hornets 49 33 .598 7 30–11 19–22 20–8
x-Toronto Raptors 45 37 .549 11 26–15 19–22 16–12
x-Detroit Pistons 42 40 .512 14 27–14 15–26 16–12
x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 14 23–18 19–22 16–12
Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 24 22–19 10–31 8–20
Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 28 21–20 7–34 11–17
Chicago Bulls 17 65 .207 39 12–29 5–36 5–23
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Indiana Pacers 56 26 .683
2 y-Miami Heat 52 30 .634 4
3 x-New York Knicks 50 32 .610 6
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 49 33 .598 7
5 x-Philadelphia 76ers 49 33 .598 7
6 x-Toronto Raptors 45 37 .549 11
7 x-Detroit Pistons 42 40 .512 14
8 x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 14
9 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 15
10 Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 21
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 24
12 New Jersey Nets 31 51 .378 25
13 Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 27
14 Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 28
15 Chicago Bulls 17 65 .207 39

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1999-2000 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 1–3 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3
Boston 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 3–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–0
Chicago 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 0–3 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–2
Cleveland 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 3–1
Dallas 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1
Denver 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1
Detroit 3–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2
Golden State 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 3–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 3–1 0–4 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–1
Miami 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 4–0
Milwaukee 4–0 2–1 1–3 3–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 4–0 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 0–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 0–2
New Jersey 1–3 1–3 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
New York 1–2 2–2 3–1 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2
Orlando 3–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–3 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–0
Philadelphia 4–0 3–1 1–3 4–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–4 4–0 2–0
Portland 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0
Sacramento 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–4 0–4 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1
Seattle 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–0
Toronto 2–2 2–2 1–3 4–0 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2
Utah 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 4–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
Vancouver 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 3–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 1–3 1–1
Washington 3–1 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1

Game logEdit

1999–2000 game log
1999–00 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

2000 playoff game log
2000 playoff schedule

Vince CarterEdit

Vince Carter was selected to an All-Star Team for the first time, and showcased his athleticism and dunking abilities in the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. He won the contest by performing an array of dunks including a 360° windmill, a between the legs, and an "elbow dunk."[5] Though he has not competed in the dunk contest since, Carter has been voted into the Eastern Conference NBA All-Star Team starting lineup several times through fan balloting.[6]

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Muggsy Bogues 80 5 21.6 .439 .333 .908 1.7 3.7 .81 .05 5.1
Dee Brown 38 12 17.7 .360 .358 .688 1.4 2.3 .63 .13 6.9
Vince Carter 82 82 38.1 .465 .403 .791 5.8 3.9 1.34 1.12 25.7
Doug Christie 73 73 31.0 .407 .360 .843 3.9 4.4 1.40 .59 12.4
Dell Curry 67 9 16.3 .427 .393 .750 1.5 1.3 .48 .13 7.6
Antonio Davis 79 78 31.4 .440 .000 .765 8.8 1.3 .48 1.27 11.5
Sean Marks 5 0 2.4 .333 .000 1.000 .4 .0 .20 .20 1.6
Tracy McGrady 79 34 31.2 .451 .277 .707 6.3 3.3 1.14 1.91 15.4
Charles Oakley 80 80 30.4 .418 .341 .776 6.8 3.2 1.28 .56 6.9
Aleksandar Radojević 3 0 8.0 .286 .000 .500 2.7 .3 .67 .33 2.3
Michael Stewart 42 1 9.3 .377 .000 .563 2.2 .1 .12 .45 1.4
John Thomas 55 6 8.7 .458 .000 .390 1.4 .2 .22 .25 2.1
Alvin Williams 55 28 14.2 .397 .291 .738 1.5 2.3 .62 .20 5.3
Kevin Willis 79 1 21.3 .415 .333 .799 6.1 .6 .46 .61 7.6
Haywoode Workman* 13 1 7.8 .286 .214 .500 .7 1.3 .69 .00 1.5

* Statistics include only games with the Raptors

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Muggsy Bogues 3 2 29.0 .286 .333 .333 2.0 1.7 1.33 .00 5.3
Dee Brown 3 0 6.3 .000 .000 .000 .7 .7 .67 .00 .0
Vince Carter 3 3 39.7 .300 .100 .871 6.0 6.3 1.00 1.33 19.3
Doug Christie 3 1 20.3 .231 .375 .500 1.7 2.0 1.33 .33 4.0
Dell Curry 3 0 10.0 .500 .667 .500 .7 .3 .67 .00 2.3
Antonio Davis 3 3 35.0 .583 .000 .786 8.3 1.0 .33 1.33 13.0
Tracy McGrady 3 3 37.0 .386 .286 .875 7.0 3.0 1.00 1.00 16.7
Charles Oakley 3 3 36.7 .483 .286 .000 7.7 3.7 2.00 .33 10.0
John Thomas 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .1 .0 .00 .00 .0
Alvin Williams 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .1 .0 .00 .00 .0
Kevin Willis 3 0 25.3 .364 .000 .750 8.7 .3 .67 .00 13.0

Award winnersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1999–2000 Toronto Raptors
  2. ^ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/the-disintegration-of-butch-carter/article1040694/
  3. ^ Statement made before the April 23, 2000 NBA on NBC broadcast of Game 1 of the 2000 Eastern Conference first round playoffs between the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden
  4. ^ "1999 NBA Draft: Toronto Raptors". CNN. Retrieved 14 April 2009.
  5. ^ Velasco, Dennis. "Vince Carter Player Profile". About Basketball. Archived from the original on 11 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-18.
  6. ^ "Vince Carter Info Page – Bio". NBA.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-18.

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