2. Jaylen Nowell, Minnesota Timberwolves
You can count the number of games Nowell has started on one hand, but that won’t prevent teams from giving him a substantial offer if the opportunity presents itself. Nowell averaged a career-best 10.8 points per game under former Raptors assistant Chris Finch.
Nowell is not the best 3-point shooter, but he does give Toronto a surplus of creativity and energy off the bench. With Toronto in dire need of both those traits, and Minnesota potentially getting priced out of his range, Nowell might be able to find a second home in Toronto.
The Toronto Raptors should consider Jaylen Nowell.
Nowell will need to share the ball a bit more, but he has shown some very impressive passing skills that should make teams like the Raptors optimistic that more are in there. With Dick on the wing, Nowell should be able to find him for open 3-pointers consistently.
In addition to the Dick selection giving Toronto a player that would work well alongside Nowell, the former Washington guard might be an ideal cost-effective replacement if VanVleet leaves. While not Plan A, Nowell should at least get a look from the Raptors.