1. Perimeter Scoring
One of (perhaps the) main reasons that Gradey Dick was selected No. 13 overall over a point guard like Kobe Bufkin was the idea that his ace 3-point marksmanship was in such short supply on this Toronto roster that they needed to bring on the best possible shooter available.
Dick coming to town along with McDaniels will make Toronto a much more respected team from 3-point range. Schroder isn’t a dominant shooter, but he’s a proven scorer and finisher who has scored at least 10 points per game in every season except his rookie year.
The Toronto Raptors have more perimeter scoring in 2023-24.
Toronto is taking another bet on internal development, as they think the best way to solve their spacing issues from the prior season is to unleash Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes as shooters. Their ability to make good on that objective will be critical to this team’s success in 2023 and beyond.
Dick and Schroder will help matters out, but either of those two (looking at you in particular, Scottie) taking a step forward far away from the basket would be a godsend for this roster. Rajakovic’s history with shooters in Memphis and elsewhere could give fans some optimism that such an improvement is right around the corner.