Toronto Raptors will have two new jersey designs at its disposal as part of its 2016-17 NBA season roster of uniform combinations.
The identity revamp for the Toronto Raptors did not end with its new uniforms and logo sets debuted this season, but it only began the change cycle of a much larger improvement on the club’s uniform cycle.
The Raptors – heavily influenced by creative consultant Drake and its battle cry of “We The North” – are reportedly set to debut two new uniform designs during the 2016-17 NBA season, according to SportsLogos.net.
In a set of leaked photos from league outfitter adidas, the Toronto Raptors are about to join the stretch uniform trend next season and will once again pay tribute to a predecessor NBA team as well to complement the current set of home whites, red away uniforms, black and red alternates, and the black and gold “Drake” uniforms.
With the Canadian city of Toronto and its neighboring towns having an influx of residents of Asian descent, the Raptors saw it fit to honor the Chinese community with a special “Chinese New Year” uniform.
Although no preliminary sketches have leaked, it is said that the team will use its current red uniform set and replace the “TORONTO” wordmark on the chest into a Chinese script of the city’s name.
Additionally, the Raptors will be one of the handful of teams that will pay homage to the city’s rich basketball past by wearing throwback uniforms of the Toronto Huskies – its predecessor team that played in the 1946-47 NBA season.
Unlike the two previous seasons that they wore the throwback Huskies uniforms in the 1996-97 and 2003-04 seasons, the Raptors will have the blue road uniforms in its disposal next season instead.
Take a look at the leaked photos of the Toronto Raptors new uniforms below, courtesy of SportsLogos.net: