In order to understand the level of talent available for the Toronto Raptors at the 29th overall pick, let’s take a look back at who was selected at that spot in past drafts.
Last week the NBA announced that the 2020-21 season would be starting on December 22nd. The news shed some light on some key dates and gives us a new timeline for the 2020 offseason. Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports, in an article where he breaks down the timeline and how it pertains to the Toronto Raptors, that the NBA Player’s Association has clarified the following dates:
- The NBA draft will be held on Nov. 18.
- The start of the free agency negotiation period will be Nov. 20.
- Free agents can formally sign deals on Nov. 22 with teams operating under a salary cap of $109.14 million (all figures US) and a luxury tax threshold of $132.867 million.
- The regular season begins Dec. 22 after a Dec. 1 opening of training camps
The first big date to kick off the offseason is the 2020 Draft which is slated for next Wednesday. The Toronto Raptors hold the 29th pick in the draft, and there is plenty of speculation as to what Masai Ujiri and co. will do with it.
In this article I’m not going to look at who the Toronto Raptors are going to take, but rather take a look back to see what type of talent has been available at pick no. 29 in past drafts.