O.G. Anunoby: B-
Scottie Barnes: C+
Juancho Hernangomez: B-
Josh Jackson: A
Gabe Brown: B
Ron Harper Jr: Incomplete
Anunoby came into the year with plenty of expectations placed on him, and he’s done a somewhat respectable job of getting his scoring off to a robust start. His shooting from 3-point range has been poor, so he can’t get too flattering of a grade when you factor that in.
Barnes looked solid in his first two games of the preseason, but he put up an absolute clunker against the Rockets while serving as the primary ball-handler often. Some might take issue with how he plays point guard, but this will likely not impact what promises to be a dominant second season.
Scottie Barnes and the Toronto Raptors’ wings have been mixed.
Hernangomez has hit a few 3-pointers to flex his scoring skill, but Jackson has been must-see TV. With Justin Champagnie and Otto Porter Jr. having missed all this time due to injuries, Jackson has taken full advantage with a sterling two-way showing.
Brown appears to have jumped over Harper at the bottom of the pecking order despite the latter’s two-way contract. Brown has hit enough 3-pointers to show he can be a solid Raptors 905 player this year, while Harper has seen such limited time on the floor that it’s hard to make very concrete statements about him.