Toronto Raptors: Which players will lead each statistical category?

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Three-point percentage

Last year: Danny Green

It’s unlikely that anyone comes close to Danny Green’s percentage of 45-percent a season ago. he was the second-best three-pointer shooter in the league last season, and his volume only added to his aura.

Green took 5.4 three-pointers per game last season, and his ability to knock down from deep allowed the Toronto Raptors to space the floor even more efficiently. Their ability to knock down the three-ball more effectively only grew once the team acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies. From the time Gasol joined the Raptors until the end of the season, they were the best three-point shooting team in the league.

Even Gasol showcased his three-point shooting last season, knocking down 44-percent of his threes on two attempts per game. In truth, the Raptors have a lot of good three-point shooters, but someone they brought in this summer might just take the plaudits this season.

The problem is, how often will Matt Thomas actually play for the Toronto Raptors this season?

He’s a superb three-point shooter, including an effective field-goal percentage of 99-percent on unguarded catch-and-shoot jump shots last season. That is unreal. While we shouldn’t expect those sorts of numbers in the NBA, if the Raptors can scheme him open – expect him to knock down threes on a consistent basis.

It’s all about his playing time, though. If Thomas is restricted to garbage time, then this prediction doesn’t count. However, more than one three-pointer per game and it’s a win.

Winner: Matt Thomas