1998–99 Toronto Raptors season

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1998–99 Toronto Raptors season
Vince Carter's rookie season
Charles Oakley's first season with the Raptors
Head coach Butch Carter
Owner(s) Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Arena SkyDome
Maple Leaf Gardens
Air Canada Centre
Results
Record 23–27 (.460)
Place Division: 6th (Central)
Conference: 10th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CTV Sportsnet, TSN, The Score, CKVR
Radio CFRB
< 1997–98 1999–00 >

The 1998–99 NBA season was the Raptors' fourth season in the National Basketball Association.[1] In the 1998 NBA draft, the Raptors selected Antawn Jamison out of the University of North Carolina with the fourth overall pick. However, they traded Jamison to the Golden State Warriors for his college teammate Vince Carter, who is also second-year star Tracy McGrady's cousin. Other offseason acquisitions included Charles Oakley from the New York Knicks, Kevin Willis from the Houston Rockets and free agent Michael Stewart. During the regular season, which was shortened due to a four-month lockout, the Raptors moved into their new arena Air Canada Centre. After a 6–12 start, the Raptors played their best basketball winning 12 of their next 14 games. However, they lost 13 of their final 18 games, and finished the season with a 23–27 record, sixth in the Central Division. Carter averaged 18.3 points per game and was named Rookie of the Year. Following the season, John Wallace re-signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks.

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Carter was drafted by the NBA's Golden State Warriors 5th overall and then traded to the Toronto Raptors for Antawn Jamison, his UNC college teammate and best friend.[2] Carter and Jamison played together at the University of North Carolina.

Main article: 1998 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 4 Antawn Jamison (traded to Golden State) SF  United States North Carolina
2 47 Tyson Wheeler PG  United States Rhode Island

Roster[edit]

Toronto Raptors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 7 United States Brown, Dee 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jacksonville
SF 15 United States Carter, Vince 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) North Carolina
SG 13 United States Christie, Doug 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Pepperdine
PG 11 United States Knight, Negele 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Dayton
C 22 New Zealand Marks, Sean 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) UC Berkeley
SF 1 United States McGrady, Tracy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Mt. Zion Christian Academy (HS)
PF 34 United States Oakley, Charles 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Virginia Union
PF 35 United States Slater, Reggie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Wyoming
C 4 United States Stewart, Michael 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) UC Berkeley
PF 12 United States Thomas, John 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Minnesota
SF 44 United States Wallace, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Syracuse
PG 20 United States Williams, Alvin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Villanova
PG 14 United States Williams, Micheal 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Baylor
C 42 United States Willis, Kevin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Michigan State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

RosterTransactions

Regular season[edit]

Highs[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Indiana Pacers 33 17 .660 18–7 15–10 15–7
x-Atlanta Hawks 31 19 .620 2 16–9 15–10 15–8
x-Detroit Pistons 29 21 .580 4 17–8 12–13 13–8
x-Milwaukee Bucks 28 22 .560 5 17–8 11–14 13–11
Charlotte Hornets 26 24 .520 7 16–9 10–15 12–10
Toronto Raptors 23 27 .460 10 14–11 9–16 9–14
Cleveland Cavaliers 22 28 .440 11 15–10 7–18 9–13
Chicago Bulls 13 37 .260 20 8–17 5–20 4–19


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1998-99 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 3–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–1
Boston 0–3 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1
Charlotte 0–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Chicago 1–3 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–2
Cleveland 1–2 2–2 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–2
Dallas 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 0–0 0–3 2–1 0–0
Denver 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–3 0–4 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–3 0–3 0–4 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–1
Detroit 2–1 3–0 0–3 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Golden State 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–4 4–0 0–0
Houston 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–0 0–3 4–0 0–0
Indiana 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–0
L.A. Clippers 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–3 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–4 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–3 0–1 1–3 1–3 0–0
L.A. Lakers 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–0
Miami 3–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 3–0
Milwaukee 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
Minnesota 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–3 3–1 0–0
New Jersey 2–1 2–1 0–3 1–2 0–3 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 0–0 0–3 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1
New York 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–3 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1
Orlando 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–1
Philadelphia 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2
Phoenix 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–3 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–0
Portland 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–3 2–2 0–0 1–2 4–0 0–0
Sacramento 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 0–4 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 4–0 1–0
San Antonio 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–0
Seattle 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1
Toronto 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–2
Utah 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 4–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 1–0
Vancouver 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–3 0–4 0–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 0–3 0–4 0–3 1–2 0–1 0–3 0–0
Washington 1–2 1–3 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–0

Game log[edit]

1998–99 game log
1998–99 season schedule

Player statistics[edit]

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 season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mark Baker 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .00 .00 .0
Dee Brown 49 0 28.1 .378 .387 .727 2.1 2.9 1.14 .16 11.2
Vince Carter 50 49 35.2 .450 .288 .761 5.7 3.0 1.10 1.54 18.3
Doug Christie 50 50 35.4 .388 .304 .841 4.1 3.7 2.26 .52 15.2
Negele Knight 6 0 9.3 .375 .000 .500 1.0 1.3 .17 .00 1.3
Sean Marks 8 0 3.5 .625 .000 .500 .1 .0 .13 .00 1.4
Tracy McGrady 49 2 22.6 .436 .229 .726 5.7 2.3 1.06 1.35 9.3
Charles Oakley 50 50 32.7 .428 .200 .807 7.5 3.4 .92 .42 7.0
Reggie Slater 30 0 8.8 .383 .000 .624 2.3 .2 .10 .10 3.8
Michael Stewart 42 2 9.4 .415 .000 .680 2.4 .1 .10 .67 1.5
John Thomas 39 11 15.2 .577 .000 .563 3.4 .4 .44 .23 4.3
John Wallace 48 3 16.9 .432 .000 .700 3.6 1.0 .25 .90 8.6
Alvin Williams 50 45 21.0 .401 .333 .846 1.6 2.6 1.02 .24 5.0
Micheal Williams 2 0 7.5 .200 .000 .000 .5 .0 .00 .00 1.0
Kevin Willis 42 38 29.0 .418 .000 .839 8.3 1.6 .67 .67 12.0

Award winners[edit]

  • Vince Carter, NBA Rookie of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998–99 Toronto Raptors
  2. ^ Velasco, Dennis. "Vince Carter Player Profile". About Basketball. Archived from the original on 11 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 

External links[edit]