2. Are Christian Koloko, Ron Harper Jr. ready for the pros?
Koloko will be the main attraction for Toronto in Summer League play, as the 7-1 rim protector is ready to show off his unique blend of defense and rim-running against a gaggle of talented newbies. As good as he might be on defense, Koloko has some work to do on offense.
Koloko’s offensive game, largely consisting of dunking and a handful of post moves, is the only reason the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year was not a first-round lock. Even if he fails early in Summer League, Toronto needs to let Koloko experiment on this end.
Christian Koloko will be under a microscope in Summer League.
Not to be outdone, Ron Harper Jr. is going to try and show off his stuff in front of some important figures. Harper may not have the most athletic style of play or best on-ball defense, but his unique body type and bucket-getting mentality could help him star here.
Harper and Koloko figure to play parts, however small they are, in Toronto’s climb back to the top. Seeing how far along they are in fixing the flaws that have plagued them since college will be imperative for this front office to gauge how they should be developed.