1. Jaden Ivey, Purdue
Ivey is admittedly a bit of a longshot, but he can’t be ruled out if the rumors about Sacramento shopping the No. 4 pick. Ivey has established himself as the clear best guard ina. draft that is dominated by elite power forward prospects thanks to his final season in West Lafayette.
Ivey scored 17.3 points per game while making 46% of his shots and 35% of his 3-pointers. Even though he doesn’t have the world’s best 3-point shot, Ivey is a certified bucket getter that will have no trouble being a stud in the NBA. Imagine him alongside VanVleet at the shooting guard spot.
Jaden Ivey could be a star for the Toronto Raptors.
Ivey has some solid defensive tools, but they haven’t necessarily translated into tangible production at the collegiate level. While Toronto could eventually make him a standout performer in this area, Ivey is going to be in for some rough sledding early in his career.
With a few shot-taking lessons from Nick Nurse and a role that feeds him a ton of shots early in his career, Ivey should be able to adapt to the Raptors’ system and become a star. It may take some insane wheeling and dealing, but Ujiri could snag Ivey if he really wanted.