2. Less Malachi Flynn
This feels like beating a dead horse, especially since Flynn had his best game of the season (for whatever that’s worth) against Philadelphia, but this also makes two games in a row where big leads have been given up the second the fourth-year point guard came into the game.
While even the best defensive point guards in the league have had some troubles with defending Tyrese Maxey, he wasn’t a part of the solution. Rajakovic’s confidence in Flynn is waning despite the fact he is clearly desperate for someone to take hold of the backup point guard role.
The Toronto Raptors can’t trust Malachi Flynn.
Dennis Schroder has been uncommonly effective from 3-point range while piling up 27 assists in three games. In case his shooting regresses to the mean, the Raptors need someone who can step in and give Toronto solid production without completely overturning the whole established pecking order.
With Jeff Dowtin no longer on the roster and 5-7 guard Markquis Nowell not in any position to step up and take minutes away from Flynn, we may see more of the San Diego State product until the wheels totally fall off, unfortunately. Rajakovic needs to have the guts to throw his rotation out for the time being.