The NBA Champions, the Toronto Raptors followed up their stellar 2019 season with a 71.9% win percentage through 64 games of the 2019-20 season. While the Raptors were certainly Kawhi Leonard-less, they didn’t lose any of the defensive tenacity and “never give up” attitude instilled under head coach Nick Nurse.
2019’s breakout star player, Pascal Siakam, took another large step forward and became a bonafide 1st scoring option who was clearly capable of making plays for others as well. With the continued progress of Siakam and big steps in development from Norm Powell, Fred VanVleet, and Chris Boucher, the Raptors were essentially able to pick up where they left off.
The COVID-19 pandemic postponed the 2019-20 season with the Raptors sitting at 46-18. The NBA is still working on potential postseason formats to continue the 2020 season and while that is surely at the forefront of any internal conversation in the Toronto Raptors’ front office, Masai Ujiri and Co. surely have one eye turned towards a somewhat parity filled 2020 NBA Draft class.
The Toronto Raptors are stocked with the 28th and 58th overall picks in the 2020 NBA Draft. The franchise doesn’t have many holes to fill, giving the Raptors maximum flexibility in terms of how they want to operate. With the Raptors’ penchant for both finding diamonds in the rough and helping them reach their full potential, there is a good chance they grab a legitimate rotation player (and possibly much more) in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Here are five possible options for the Toronto Raptors: