2. Dyson Daniels, G League
Daniels went from a somewhat intriguing G League prospect to a legitimate star prospect that will not make it out of the Top 10. Daniels is a smooth 6-8 point guard/wing hybrid with tremendous passing skills, defensive intensity, and an improved jumper that could be perfect for the Raptors.
The Raptors have already interviewed Daniels, and the fit makes even more sense if they end up trading with Portland and acquiring the No. 7 pick. Daniels would fit in nicely with Toronto’s blend of length and versatility while giving Fred VanVleet one hell of a running mate as a shooting guard.
Dyson Daniels makes sense for the Toronto Raptors.
Daniels is not the best athlete in the league, and Toronto might need to reconcile that fact with their old draft dogma of using their premium draft capital on players with top testing numbers. Daniels might not start as a rookie, which could make it a hard sell when it comes to trading up.
If the Raptors are very deliverate in the role that they carve out for Daniels, that could help him make a fairly painless transition to the professional ranks. Daniels could be the second half of a dynamic 1-2 consisting of himself and Scottie Barnes that makes Toronto a feared team on both ends.