2. Iverson Molinar, Mississippi State
Molinar is essentially an upgraded version of Pippen, as he is just a bit more refined when it comes to making plays as a primary ball-handler and pulling up from 3-point range. The Panamanian was doing yeoman’s work as the primary catalyst for the Bulldogs, cementing himself as a quality NBA prospect.
The speedy, crafty Molinar averaged 17.5 points and 3.6 assists per game this season. Molinar was a poor finisher at the rim during his junior year, but he made strides to get better in this area. On defense, Molinar can defend both positions and generate turnovers consistently.
Iverson Molinar will be a solid backup for the Toronto Raptors.
Molinar needs to add weight and show that his dip in 3-point efficiency was a one-year blip and not a sign of things to come. While Molinar made just under 44% of his 3-pointers in the 2020-21 season, Molinar only made 25% of his 3-pointers last year. Which one is it, Iverson?
If Toronto is sold on Molinar’s shooting, he could be an upgraded version of Flynn who pushes him for playing time right out of the gate. Molinar is raw from a physical point of view, but his scoring skill will help Toronto move off of Flynn without too much strife.