Pascal Siakam: 34 minutes
Precious Achiuwa: 20 minutes
Thad Young: 13 minutes
Chris Boucher: 13 minutes
Christian Koloko: 4 minutes
Khem Birch: 0 minutes
Siakam sounds skeptical of Toronto’s planned minutes reduction for him, and that’s likely because the Raptors are going to lean on No. 43 as often as they can. After an All-NBA season that managed to get better and more efficient with every passing month, no one should blame Toronto for doing so.
Achiuwa’s development will be one trend that bears constant watching from this Raptors fanbase and front office. If everything goes as planned, he will be one of the first players off the bench and an invaluable tool for Nick Nurse to break out.
The Toronto Raptors have players around Pascal Siakam.
Young and Boucher are likely equal in terms of talent and skill level, but the stringy Boucher and bulky Young will fill two different roles on the team. Both of them will be needed, as has been reflected in the very expensive contracts both of them signed in the offseason.
Koloko will see some time with Raptors 905 this season, but he performed too well in the preseason to wholly exclude him from the rotation. Let him go to work in the paint. Birch’s contract is looking like one of the more unsightly bills in the league, and he doesn’t have a path to playing time ironed out.