2. Mouhamadou Gueye
Gueye was built in a lab that was tasked with creating the ideal Raptors player, as he is a 6-8 forward who made his name as a defense-first chess piece. Chris Boucher is not an unrealistic high-end comparison of what Gueye could be if he starts to thrive with the Raptors.
Gueye was finishing well inside and defending well, and that might be enough for the Raptors to get a longer look at him. While he is raw on offense, the Raptors are going to be one of the first teams in line for his services, as they have no qualms about working with raw forwards.
Will the Toronto Raptors work with Mouhamadou Gueye?
Gueye has never been a tremendous scorer, as he was never a double-digit scorer in college despite the fact he had spent time with a mid-major team in Stony Brook. He’s hit 34% of his 3-pointers, but that is from collegiate range. More work is needed, and that will come with reps.
Gueye is the reason that two-way and Exhibit 10 contracts were invented. While he’s not an NBA player right now, he has skills that can be developed and eventually worked on to a point where he can make the jump to the pros without missing a beat. This might take longer than some fans would like to see, however.