1. Malachi Flynn
How much longer are the Raptors going to keep trying this? Flynn, who is older than Gary Trent Jr, is starting his fourth year in the NBA, and he has shown next to no indication that he can be a quality rotation player in the NBA. The inconsistency has gone from frustrating to maddening.
Flynn’s shooting is what has really knee-capped his potential, as he is only making 37% from the field. While he is a standout ball-handler who can make some very creative passes when given a chance, he hasn’t been able to replicate the standout scoring fans saw during the Tampa sabbatical.
Malachi Flynn won’t play much or the Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors will likely use some combination of Schroder and Scottie Barnes to handle most of the ball-handling duties, which will push Flynn even further out of the spotlight. Rajakovic is a solid developer of young talent, but he can’t simultaneously get eight young players to perform at peak efficiency.
Flynn and the Raptors just need a fresh start. There is no way that Flynn establishes himself as a rotation presence barring either a shocking regression from one of the veterans, Gradey Dick looking much rawer than he appeared in Summer League, or calamitously bad injury luck.