2. Delon Wright, Washington Wizards
If the Raptors saw fit to bring back Jakob Poeltl earlier in the trade deadline, they could have tried to make Wright their backup point guard before he signed with the Wizards. As he proved in Washington’s very contentious two-game series in DC, Wright can still be a legitimate nuisance thanks to some stifling on-ball defense.
Wright’s 7.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game are right in line with his career averages. What really stands out is the fact that he is averaging 2.2 steals per game, which would be enough to surpass OG Anunoby and lead the league if he was able to qualify.
Delon Wright would have been a boost for the Toronto Raptors.
Wright wouldn’t be the greatest scorer in the world, but it’s hard to find many players that would be a better scheme fit. A better finisher than Banton, a better defender than Flynn, and a much healthier player than Porter, Wright was a better use of funds.
The Wizards may have made a solid acquisition here, but there is a slight chance that Wright might be on the move again if they decide to use their first-round pick on a point guard and/or Johnny Davis starts to emerge. Toronto might get one more crack at him.