1. Average 20 points per game
Like so many impactful Raptors players who have come before him, Trent has developed a habit of consistently improving his game as his tenure in Toronto churns on. Is it unreasonable to assume that someone as young as him with as deep a bag of creative moves as a ball-handler will eventually cross that 20-per-game barrier?
Trent, who reeled off five consecutive 30-point efforts in the middle of the season, has shown beyond a shadow of a doubt he can be a legitimate tertiary scoring option for a team with designs on a championship. Improving his finishing at the rim could help him instantly check this box.
Toronto Raptors: Gary Trent Jr. is a tremendous scorer.
Trent only shot 44% inside the arc last season, with some of his worst numbers coming close to the basket. Toronto should have no complaints about Trent shooting 38% from 3-point range on just under eight 3-point attempts per game. Much like Fred VanVleet, the key to Trent becoming a true offensive star lies in the restricted area.
If Trent can improve his finishing and stay excellent from 3-point range, the Raptors’ average offense from last year will be firmly kicked into the upper echelon. After overcoming long odds as a second-round pick, the potential 2023 free agent is not the person you would want to be doubting.