Toronto Raptors: Where does each player rank at their position?

Toronto Raptors - OG Anunoby (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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The Toronto Raptors have one of the more talented rosters in the NBA this season. Where does each member of the starting lineup rank at their position?

Fresh off winning their first-ever NBA title, the Toronto Raptors are back looking to do it once again. There’s no Kawhi Leonard, nor is there Danny Green, but the Raptors are still a talented team. One of the most talented in all of the NBA.

The whole sports world is obsessed with rankings. The art of quantifying a players value by ranking him among his peers. It’s an easy way of saying one player is better than another, even if every list is entirely subjective.

That doesn’t mean it isn’t fun, though.

This year is a big year for the Raptors, as they look to prove the doubters and naysayers wrong once again. How far can this team go with Pascal Siakam as their primary scorer, and is Kyle Lowry still one of the best point guards in the NBA?

It’s feasible to assume that the Raptors have enough talent to win 50 games for the fifth successive season, it’s also fair to say that the Raptors could easily slip to the seventh seed. A lot of it will come down to the starting line-up.

The starting line-up will feature new faces, but ones that have been in this position with the team already. OG Anunoby is likely to start at small forward once more, filling the void left by Kawhi Leonard.

Kyle Lowry will no doubt resume his place as the teams starting point guard, facilitator, and face of the franchise. Lowry enters his 14th season in the NBA as a champion for the first time, a well-deserved accolade for the five-time All-Star.

The frontcourt is unchanged too, with Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol reprising their roles as one of the best power forward/center combinations in the NBA. The shooting guard position is still open but it seems more than likely that Norman Powell will take on the role as the starting two.

Those five players are all talented individuals, but where does each rank at their respective position and among other starting players?