1. Gary Trent Jr. (78)
Chris Boucher, who we are fans of, is ranked 77 overall. If you watch any semi0regular intake of basketball and come to the conclusion that Trent and Boucher are essentially in the same tier, it’s time to pursue another hobby. This is not just shocking; it’s disrespectful to Trent.
The list of players ranked ahead of Trent, who averaged 18.3 points per game with good efficiency as a starter on a playoff team, is laughable. Monte Morris, TJ Warren (who hasn’t played in two years), and Mo Bamba are all 79 overall. Dorian Finney-Smith, Jarred Vanderbilt, and what’s left of Ricky Rubio are apparently equal players.
Toronto Raptors: Gary Trent Jr. was ranked way too low.
Rookie sensations like Paolo Banchero and Jabari Smith will eventually become stars, but putting Trent in that tier when that pair was dunking on future insurance salesmen a few months ago is not showing the proper reverence for what Trent was able to accomplish.
Trent came to Toronto as one of the worst defenders in the league, yet he became a pesky turnover generator without losing one iota of skill and quality on the offensive end. It looks like Trent will have to pull off another streak of 30 or more points on the bounce to get some respect.