Toronto Raptors: What are the odds of each player making the team?

Toronto Raptors - Malcolm Miller (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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Toronto Raptors – Chris Boucher (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Players the organization has invested time in

Chris Boucher

A team fan favorite, it’s hard not to love Chris Boucher. And of the players included in this article, Boucher is the best NBA player right now. He’s a fantastic shot-blocker, a willing three-point bomber, and extremely long, tall, and athletic. Just watching them on the court, it’s hard to imagine Boucher not making the roster.

The largest area working against Boucher is his age; he’ll be completing his age 27 season next year. That’s no longer a developmental prospect; that should be a player in their prime.

Yes, he picked up basketball later in life and yes he’s improved during his time in the NBA. However, he’s still too thin to be an NBA center and not skilled enough to play the power forward. At some point, the potential clock fades away.

This training camp, Chris Boucher will need to show he’s a fringe-rotation option right now if he wants to make the team. At the moment, I am confident he can do exactly that.

Odds: 80-percent

Malcolm Miller

Sweet shooting Mac Miller moved back his guarantee date earlier this summer in order to receive a partial guarantee and also to help his chance of making the team. Miller has been with the Raptors organization on/off for a couple of years now, and the 26-year-old forward clearly trusts the organization with his future.

Miller hasn’t spent much time with the NBA team but has been an important player with the 905. He’s 6-foot-7, athletic enough to defend adequately, and is a career 38-percent shooter from distance in the G-League. 3-and-D wings are a premium in today’s NBA, and Miller has shown the potential to develop into just that.

But if the Raptors keep Hernandez and want a third-string point guard on the roster, that leaves just one spot for Miller and Boucher. While Miller has shown potential with the 905, Boucher has played in actual NBA contests.

Malcolm Miller is good enough to make an NBA roster. He probably just isn’t good enough to make the Toronto Raptors roster.

Odds: 35-percent

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When truly reviewing the entire roster, it’s clear the Toronto Raptors have some tough decision in front of them. Training camp will also play a big part. Now, it’s just time to see who makes it.