- Pascal Siakam: 34 minutes
- Chris Boucher: 20 minutes
- Khem Birch: 17 minutes
- Precious Achiuwa: 10 minutes
- Freddie Gillespie: 0 minutes
Khem Birch might be someone who gets squeezed out of playing time early on. Precious Achiuwa is a genuinely intriguing talent, and the Raptors would be doing everyone a disservice if they forced him to watch games on the bench in sweatpants. 10 minutes a game to start, slightly increasing over the season, is a solid way to begin.
The Raptors will need to hold on until Pascal Siakam returns, likely leaning on a combination of Barnes, Chris Boucher, and Birch. Boucher and Siakam should be their usual excellent selves on both ends, assuming that No. 43 recovers from his injury in a timely fashion.
Will Pascal Siakam step up for the Toronto Raptors?
VanVleet will have to step up without Lowry, but Siakam will be under the microscope after taking some minor steps in the wrong direction last season. 34 minutes is a slight downgrade from last year, but this comes in the name of making sure the forward and ring depth Toronto sports are properly exhibited.
Freddie Gillespie was horrendous in Summer League play, but the lack of true old-school centers on the roster could help the energetic rebounder sneak onto the roster. The frontcourt was a weakness last year, but this group could turn things around instantly in 2021.