2. Zeke Nnaji, Denver Nuggets
Nnaji, picked No. 22 overall, went to a solid situation out of college. Denver allowed him to work behind Nikola Jokic while the raw edges of his game got ironed out. Nnaji has since become a very promising shooter that could blossom if Toronto acquires him.
Nnaji needs some work on the defensive end before reaching his full potential, but the idea of throwing him out there alongside Achiuwa could make the bench lethal. Nnaji’s shooting has been well above league average for two consecutive seasons.
Zeke Nnaji is perfect for the Toronto Raptors.
While Nnaji has only attempted 3.5 shots per game in his career, the fact that he’s made 50% of his shots and 44% of his 3-pointers shows that he is ready to explode if he gets more volume. With the Raptors, Nnaji could flourish as a small-ball center that spaces the floor.
Both Chris Boucher and Thad Young are free agents, and the Raptors likely will not retain both of them. Flipping some assets to Denver and getting Nnaji back would be one heck of a way to replace them. With greater usage, Nnaji’s numbers could start to smash what he amassed in Denver.