1. Average 10 points per game
Achiuwa managed to inflate his scoring average near the end of the year, averaging 12.2 points per game after the All-Star break. Even on a fully healthy team that added the perpetually underrated Otto Porter Jr. in the offseason, Achiuwa should be afforded enough opportunities to make himself known offensively.
After the All-Star break, Achiuwa had seven games in which he averaged at least 18 points per game. Remember that those numbers came on a team that ran a very tight rotation in a playoff race with five starters that all required a steady diet of shots. More of the same from Achiuwa could be a difference-maker.
Precious Achiuwa must score more for the Toronto Raptors.
Achiuwa was a roller-coaster in terms of how willing he was to shoot the ball. After coming to Toronto with too quick of a trigger as a spot-starter, some games in the middle of the year saw him play so passively that it was detrimental. Finding the right balance will be key.
Masai Ujiri will always take a risk on players that have the physical traits he likes to see, and his gamble on Achiuwa has already brought Toronto a damn good defender and improving scorer. Don’t be surprised for one second if Achiuwa’s scoring takes a considerable leap forward.