High-End: Klay Thompson
This is not to say that Dick is the second coming of Klay Thompson. That would be hyperbolic. However, if he checks every developmental milestone in relatively short order and his shooting becomes an elite trait, a Klay-esque trajectory could be in his future.
While he will likely never be the defender that Thompson evolved into at his peak, both are expert 3-point shooters who were above-average finishers at the rim. When asked to take and make big shots for their respective teams, both answered the call.
Will the Toronto Raptors turn Gradey Dick into Klay Thompson?
Thompson also thrived as much as he did due to the tremendous infrastructure around him in Golden State, so the Raptors can’t just leave Dick out to dry and assume that he will reach that level. Darko Rajakovic really needs to hit the ground running to maximize his potential.
If that happens, Dick has all the tools needed to become a player in that sort of rarified air potentially. With leaping ability that has often gone unnoticed, a lethal 3-point shot, and some competitive fire, there are shades of Thompson resting within Dick that Rajakovic might get out.