The 15-game 2020-21 G League season didn’t exactly offer plentiful opportunities at player evaluation, least of which for Tyree, the former Ole Miss standout. The 23-year-old showed some promise during a brief nine-game stint (9.6 points, 43.7% shooting, 33.3% from three) before suffering a season-ending ACL tear.
Sanders and Raptors 905 brass liked what they saw from the guard, as Tyree returns this season when it would’ve been easy to move on rather than wait out an ACL surgery recovery. If Tyree makes strides on the offensive end, he could be one of the leaders on this Raptors 905 team.
Breein Tyree is primed for a resurgent season with Raptors 905.
Now, given the roster churn, he might even be in line for a significant role in the backcourt alongside Champagnie and Johnson with so many inexperienced teammates. The G League is a purely meritocratic space if operated correctly, and that could help Tyree gets the reps he needs.
A slasher with a three-point shot, Tyree brings a skill set that the organization collectively seems a little thin on. He might turn out to be the most important 905 player a large chunk of fans have not heard of yet.