I believe offense gets team the points, but defense wins the game of basketball.
The Raptors were much better team defensively last year imo. Nobody recognized but Bismack and James Johnson did fantastic job filling in for injured JV and Carroll.
Bis was an excellent rim protector and rebounder given his height. He was fearless and dared to hard foul the King going into the paint, how many players on our roster are not buddy buddy with these allstar players and willing to do that now. James Johnson is an excellent ball handler and one on one lock down defensive player and he was under utilized the whole time. The coaching staffs did nothing for him to make him better instead they gave him zero or garbage minutes (The Miami turned him to the best shape this season and he is having the best average this year). Both of them were basically let go for free. The only good things so far are the two energetic young players Powell and Wright. The addition of Ibaka and Tucker was also good but imo these players had a good bond with each other and the Raptors should have kept what was working for them and build on it.