Josh Jackson: Scoring Skill
Jackson was a late addition following the decision to part ways with Svi Mykhailiuk, but that doesn’t mean he should be completely discounted in the race for one of the final spots. In terms of adding an instant injection of offensive juice, Jackson is the best option out of the non-guaranteed three.
Jackson averaged 11.3 points per game in his first five seasons in the NBA, hitting double figures per game in three of them. Just two years ago, Jackson was averaging 13.4 points per game for Dwane Casey’s Pistons, thanks to some bounce and slashing skills that are still exemplary.
Josh Jackson will give the Toronto Raptors athleticism.
It is inarguable that Jackson has the highest offensive ceiling of this trio. The No. 4 overall pick can still create havoc when he attacks the basket, and Nick Nurse might be the perfect coach when it comes to turning his average 3-point shot into a legitimate weapon.
Jackson is a complete newcomer to the culture and scheme Toronto has installed, and there’s always a chance that one or two bad shooting performances will lead to him getting his pink slip. If the Jackson we saw early in his Detroit career makes the trip, the potential he houses will be too strong to cut.