2. Edmond Sumner
The Raptors have expressed some interest in acquiring Sumner, who was released by the Nets. While he clearly showed that he was not the type of player who could be a long-term fixture in Brooklyn, the Raptors could have benefitted from bringing him in.
The Raptors could look to trade former top pick Malachi Flynn elsewhere if they want to open up a spot for Sumner. Still, such a move is likely not coming unless the Raptors are so obsessed with the former Xavier star that they need to clear roster space to accommodate him.
The Toronto Raptors may not get Edmond Sumner.
Sumner is a bigger guard than Dowtin with a more extended history of being a serviceable scorer in the pros, though Dowtin has the edge with speed on and off-ball and familiarity with the team’s culture. Toronto must be very high on Dowtin’s defensive potential.
The Raptors saw Dowtin play passable backup point guard minutes last year, which means that the idea of bringing Sumner to Toronto. The Raptors may need to revisit adding Sumner down the line if the roster needs a shakeup in the middle of the season and he is available.