2. The back end of the rotation
With Trent, Chris Boucher, and Precious Achiuwa likely locking down permanent rotation roles, the battle for the final two spots is starting to heat up. Rajakovic’s bench management will be key, and that starts and ends with allocated minutes well.
While signing Jalen McDaniels could be a very prudent move by this front office, he isn’t guaranteed a ton if his 3-point shot doesn’t continue to get better. The team seemingly wants Porter back in the fold, but his injuries remain a consistent nagging issue.
What will the Toronto Raptors bench look like?
Christian Koloko could give this team some genuine size, but his health issues have kept him sidelined and left Toronto unable to monitor his progress. Flynn looks like the de facto point guard, but will Rajakovic give him a long leash if his inefficiency starts to pile up?
Now that Nurse and his outdated offense are officially out of the picture, it becomes imperative the Raptors come up with an offensive plan that gets the most out of this bunch. A unit led by Trent, Achiuwa, and Boucher might have just enough firepower to keep Toronto’s head above water.