2. Jeff Dowtin needs a two-way deal
Even though Dowtin has not officially been signed to an NBA deal by the Raptors, he was given starting minutes in Summer League play over David Johnson. Through the first handful of games, Dowtin looks like he is, without question, ready for a small helping of NBA minutes.
Dowtin averaged 16 points per game while making just around 60% of his shots. The quickness he displayed was genuinely showstopping at times. If the Raptors don’t bring him on with a two-way deal, another franchise will snatch him away from Toronto in two seconds.
Jeff Dowtin has impressed the Toronto Raptors.
Dowtin’s most likely competition will be Johnson, a former second-round pick who barely played last year. Dowtin has been more impressive as a scorer thanks to his efficiency while holding his own on defense. In the Chicago game, Johnson was getting cooked on that end.
Dowtin won’t be a game-changer for the Raptors, but there is no such thing as too much point guard depth in the modern NBA. The jitterbug guard could prove the Warriors and Magic wrong for not giving him a second chance with their clubs.