2. A role for Gradey Dick
Dick had some moments in his first action with the Raptors, confidently stroking the ball with a hand in his face and not looking out of place for one second on the defensive side of the ball. Rajakovic shouldn’t be too hesitant as he figures out how to unleash the beast in his rookie year.
While Gary Trent Jr. moving to the bench in favor of Dennis Schroder getting the starting point guard job could cut into Dick’s minutes, his 6-8 frame and athleticism when streaking to the rim are too impressive to keep him taped to the bench. Will Rajakovic realize that?
Gradey Dick must feature for the Toronto Raptors.
You can never have enough shooting in the modern NBA, and Rajakovic is a disciple of Mike Budenholzer. If any offense in the Eastern Conference was able to pile up the 3-point shots in the last few years, it was the Bucks. This brings with it hope that Dick won’t get lost in the fold,
Dick has a lot to learn about life in the NBA, and it’s worth him taking some lumps if it means less time twiddling his thumbs in a quarter-zip on the bench. Rajakovic loves working with young players, so the idea of leaning on Dick in the preseason and regular season won’t be too shocking.