The key to Toronto's season 

August, 28, 2013
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If things break the right way, one has to think that Toronto has the talent on its roster to compete for one of the final spots in the Eastern Conference playoffs next season.

But more than the playoffs, the Raptors biggest focus in 2013-14 could be developing second-year center Jonas Valanciunas. And to do that, ESPN Insider David Thorpe writes today, it could mean taking a step backwards before moving forward.