The Top 16: Ranking the key players in the Raptors vs. Sixers series

With their Eastern Conference Semi-Finals series set to begin tomorrow, we teamed up with Liberty Ballers to rank all of the players we’ll be watching over the next few games. We’re just a day away from tip-off for Game 1 of Raptors vs. Sixers in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. For Toronto, this series represents a chance for the team to really assert itself against some high-level competition. For Philadelphia, it’s their time to prove the process wasn’t a fluke and that they really are ready to go all the way.
Over the next four to seven games, approximately 16 players will be the difference between a series win for one city or the other. Obviously we’re rooting for the Raptors to pull it out, and are already favouring them in this series, but Sixers fans can make the case going the other way. In that spirit we’ve decided to rank those 16 players as to their importance and ability for both teams — but with a twist.
Below you’ll find the justifications for the eight Sixers players on the list, as written by Liberty Ballers’ Kevin F. Love. Meanwhile, over at SB Nation’s …

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Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ

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