2. SF Ziaire Williams
Any hypothetical Anunoby to Memphis trade had Williams, a former 5-star recruit picked No. 10 overall in 2021, going to Toronto in the return package. While Williams hasn’t put it all together at the NBA level, it’s clear to see why an executive like Ujiri would be all in on a player with his skillsets.
Williams never averaged more than 8.1 points per game during either of his two seasons with Memphis due to both a confluence of a lack of opportunities being given to him and his own shortcomings. His offensive game was never allowed to really take flight.
Will Ziaire Williams thrive with the Toronto Raptors?
If Williams can improve his shooting, which might not be an unreasonable task for him to achieve in his third season, he could bring his terrific defensive potential and rim-rattling dunks to the Raptors as they try to get younger and more offensively diverse.
Williams has shown he can lock down multiple positions in the pros already, and the Raptors might be able to give him more developmental attention. If Rajakovic is what everyone says he is as a developer, he should have no issue getting Williams to perform at top level.