2. Malachi Flynn
While the Raptors will give both Flynn and Dalano Banton a chance to compete for the backup point guard spot, the most likely scenario that Nick Nurse rolls with to start the season is a player like Scottie Barnes (or perhaps O.G. Anunoby) as the primary ball-handler with the second unit.
The odds that the Raptors find a way to utilize both Flynn and Banton long-term are minimal. With Banton offering more versatility and defensive potential, two traits this front office will gush over, Flynn might be the more likely of the two to be scrapped, perhaps in a trade.
Will Malachi Flynn finally break out for the Toronto Raptors?
The Raptors don’t have a ton of tradeable assets outside of moving some starters in exchange for a superstar, but the pro-am superstar might appeal to some teams who would love to give him a hypothetical fresh start. He can still get buckets, though not as consistently as Toronto would like to see.
Flynn has tons of talent, and the right coach might be able to get it out of him should he be given a long leash. However, with Toronto now in Year 3 of trying to make him fit into their system, they will not be locked into him if he does not take the required steps forward.