2. Dalen Terry
The Bulls took Terry, a teammate of Raptors center Christian Koloko during their collegiate days at Arizona, at No. 18 overall despite averaging just 6.6 points per game in Tuscon. The Bulls thought they could teach this 6-7 guard/wing/weird hybrid to shoot, but the results haven’t been very encouraging.
Terry has played just 42 games in the NBA while averaging 5.4 minutes per game. Terry has amassed 15 or more minutes in a game just five times and hit double digits of points three times. He’s stalling in Chicago, but Toronto could give him a new lease on NBA life.
Can the Toronto Raptors fix Dalen Terry?
Raptors fans are justifiably sick of adding another 6-7 versatile defender who can’t shoot with the hope of teaching them how to become well-rounded offensive players. However, Ujiri doesn’t seem to be intent on stopping this mindset. At least Terry has more potential than most.
Terry’s defensive skills appear to have stuck around against lower-level competition when he gets extended run, and he is a great athlete for his size. Chicago clearly doesn’t have any loyalty toward Terry, and Toronto could be willing to give yet another former top pick a chance to reinvent his game.