The Bulldogs’ offense this year revolved around giving the ball to Molinar and letting him go to work. The Panamanian guard has been crafty and smooth enough as a scorer to get NBA teams interested. Molinar’s handles and pull-up game is exactly what Toronto’s bench is missing.
With Malachi Flynn hanging on by a thread in the rotation and Armoni Brooks not a lock to make the roster next year, Molinar would provide the type of challenge both of these players need. His scoring ability at his size is so thoroughly impressive that he may just usurp those two in Nick Nurse’s rotation.
Iverson Molinar is a crafty scorer that may help the Toronto Raptors.
Molinar will likely only be able to defend point guards at the next level due to his frame, which could give Toronto some pause for thought. His 3-point shot is questionable, as he shot 44% last year and 25% this year despite some identical volume. Which one is it, Iverson?
So much of Molinar’s potential in the pros will be incumbent on rediscovering that 3-point shot. If he’s on from 3-point range, the Raptors could find an ideal VanVleet backup. If he plays like he did last year, Toronto might not get the immediate returns they may have expected from him.