1. Armoni Brooks could earn rotation minutes
Brooks was brought in with the expectation that his marksmanship from 3-point range would boost the Raptors’ bench. While he managed to show solid defensive effort amid a bit of a cold streak while shooting, his performance in the Summer League shows that his jumper is fully back.
Brooks scored 25 points in 27 minutes, going 9-18 from the field and 5-12 from 3-point range. With the backup point guard spot still very much up for grabs, Brooks made a compelling case to implant himself behind Fred VanVleet on the depth chart.
Armoni Brooks made his presence known for the Toronto Raptors.
Brooks will be fighting for a spot on this roster alongside players like Banton and DJ Wilson, and he made a very compelling case for sticking around in 2022-23. We’ve seen that he can be an effective scorer in Houston, so he might be able to force his way into Nurse’s good graces.
Now that Toronto has molded him into shape on the defensive end, Brooks regaining the 3-point shot that made him a hometown darling with the Rockets will be more than enough for the Raptors to push him into the lineup. He did impress when given a chance last year.