2. Malachi Flynn
Flynn scoring 73 points in a pro-am showcase is encouraging to see, but it isn’t enough to assume that he will be fine when the calendar flips to October and November. The San Diego State product is in danger of seeing his playing time crumble for a third consecutive season.
Flynn could be passed up by Dalano Banton, Armoni Brooks, or even two-way signing Jeff Dowtin. Considering how he went from a Rookie of the Month to someone that is likely not going to be a part of Toronto’s immediate or long-term future, things aren’t exactly looking up.
The Toronto Raptors need more from Malachi Flynn.
Be it through his own efficiency or a lack of confidence in him, Flynn has never reached the lofty heights he occupied in his collegiate days. Shooting 38% from the field will do that to you. With such a paltry contract, the Raptors can move off of him with minimal impact on the cap.
As impressive as Banton, Brooks, and Dowtin all wee in Summer League play, they all have some flaws in their game that could lead to Flynn eventually usurping their roles. One or two strokes of good fortune might be enough for Flynn to come out of this season with his reputation intact.