C Daniel Oturu
Oturu absolutely obliterated the competition in college at Minnesota, and he was able to parlay his double-double propensity into a second-round draft selection just four picks after Malachi Flynn. The Clippers decided to cut bait with him, and some of the flaws that concerned them were evident in this game.
Oturu may have had a 7-3 wingspan, but he was getting victimized on the defensive end. The comparisons to former Raptors 10-day signing Freddie Gillespie were validated when he put up seven points in 20 minutes. Hopefully, better days are ahead for Oturu.
Toronto Raptors center Daniel Oturu needs some work.
It’s hard to be overly critical of this man. He literally was signed seven hours before the game started and was tasked with competing against a team that prides itself on excellent paint play. Oturu will look like the stud he was with the Golden Gophers if given more time and attention.
A small-ball center that can get to the rim, Oturu has enough positive traits worth developing for Toronto to get looks at in this unusually barren period. If no one else gets cleared before Toronto’s Tuesday game against Philadelphia, No. 20 will get one more chance to flex his quality.