3 changes Raptors must make after Precious Achiuwa injury news

MONTREAL, CANADA - OCTOBER 14: Precious Achiuwa #5 of the Toronto Raptors (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, CANADA - OCTOBER 14: Precious Achiuwa #5 of the Toronto Raptors (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /
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Otto Porter Jr, Toronto Raptors
Nov 9, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Otto Porter Jr. (32) Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Get Otto Porter Jr. 25 minutes, 10 shots per game

Porter needed to be more willing to assume an active role on offense during his first season with Toronto, and a standout performance in a late victory against Houston showed the full potential of what he could be in this rotation. Toronto will need a few more of those games from Porter.

Once again, Porter is making over 40% of his 3-point shots, though he has impressed as both a defender and finisher inside the arc. Porter helped the champion Warriors overcome injuries and ineffectiveness at certain times, and the Raptors were proactive in getting him as a free agent because of his ability to star in a scenario like this.

Otto Porter Jr. will be important for the Toronto Raptors.

While Porter is not going to be someone that can protect the rim anywhere near what Achiuwa was able to do, he is a much more refined and efficient offensive player at this point in time. If OPJ can approximate what Achiuwa did in the second half of the season offensively, the Raptors can get through this storm.

Porter himself has overcome some hamstring ailments and returned as the same version of himself that plugged so many cracks in the Golden State foundation last year. If he can up the scoring a tad, Porter will validate his two-year contract.

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