1. Will an undrafted player shine and earn roster consideration?
Summer League is a chance for undrafted free agents to prove that the league messed up by underrating them in the draft process. While it is unlikely that one of them cracks the Raptors’ roster, a standout showing in Vegas could help make that a reality.
Christian Vital and Jaylen Sims were both productive slashing guards in college, while Trey Porter can add some size to Raptors 905. Ryan Hawkins might be 25 years old due to a very long college career, but the 6-7 forward could shoot his way into the good graces of this coaching staff.
Will the Toronto Raptors find an undrafted star?
The two players who might have the best chance of getting NBA minutes are Boise State’s Abu Kigab and BYU’s Alex Barcello. The former is a Canadian native with the switchable two-way skillset Ujiri covets, while Barcello is an elite 3-point marksman who shot 49%, 48%, and 42% from deep in his last three seasons with BYU.
Watching these lottery tickets give it their all is one of the things that makes Summer League so fun. Toronto has found contributors from more unlikely places, so one of these tryouts wiggling onto the roster won’t be crazy.