2. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Jordan
Fringe NBA players earning another contract in the pros based on strong international performances is nothing new, and Hollis-Jefferson might be next in like in that department. On a Jordan team that is critically lacking in terms of NBA-level talent, the former Raptors power forward has been a man on a mission.
Hollis-Jefferson, who scored 39 points in a game with Jordan, averaged 23.0 points per game in his five World Cup games. Currently playing in Puerto Rico, RHJ would be wise to use this series of exhibitions to show all of the new features he has added to his style of play.
Will Rondae Hollis-Jefferson return to the Toronto Raptors?
While Hollis-Jefferson was a personal favorite of the recently deposed Nick Nurse, and the Raptors have an inordinate amount of power forwards on the roster, they could certainly do much worse than RHJ if they are looking for defense-first players to populate the end of the bench.
Hollis-Jefferson appears to have worked on his game, as he is a much better shooter and half-court offensive creator than he was when the Raptors got rid of him. After getting done dirty in the last few years, he might have played so well that some NBA team will take a chance on him.