The 2012/2013 National Basketball Association season is officially underway.
There are 30 teams vying for the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, including Canada’s only professional basketball team, the Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors have a new-look team this season.
Three of the five Raptors’s starters this year weren’t with the team last year.
The Raptors’s starting lineup includes two players who have been on the team before: DeMar DeRozen and Andrea Bargnani.
The Raptors believe in DeRozen as a player.
They recently signed him to a four-year, $40-million contract extension.