With the Toronto Raptors getting ready to return to the floor to play some basketball, this is a perfect time for some young players to take another step in their young career.
The Toronto Raptors are almost set to return to the NBA season to play eight remaining games and then begin the playoffs.
The Raptors have a handful of young players who have yet to scratch the surface with their true potential, and this year’s playoffs could be their next step in their careers.
So let’s go over three Raptors who will take the next step in their careers during these playoffs.
3. Norman Powell – 27 years old – SG/SF
2019-20 stats – 16.4 PPG – 3.7 RPG – 1.8 APG – .502 FG% – .398 3P% – .838 FT%
At my number three spot to begin this list, I have Norman Powell. Like I’ve said in numerous articles and as most Toronto Raptor fans know by now, he was having himself a tremendous season until injuries got the best of him a handful of times.
With everyone being off for nearly five months by the start of the NBA’s return to play in early August, it will have given the Toronto Raptors injured players enough time to heal up and stay in shape. If Norman Powell can come back on the court as his healthy self and repeat how he played during this season in the playoffs it will be big for the Raptors, and it’ll be even bigger for himself and his career.
He has often been looked at as a bench player for this team for years now, but with Powell taking that next step this season by starting in half the games he’s played this year and setting new career averages he could potentially continue this into the playoffs this year and give himself a big boost mentally for his career down the stretch. (Stats from NBA.com)