3 "best-fit" players the Raptors can select with each of their 2024 draft picks

The Raptors have a lot of questions to solve if they want to start winning again, these three players can provide some solutions
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If the loss of Scottie Barnes has shown anything, it's that the Raptors current roster is incapable of competing with serious playoff contenders. Since March 2nd, the Raptors have lost 8 of their last 9 games, with their only win coming against the Charlotte Hornets, who hold the fourth worst record in the NBA.

With three potential picks in this upcoming draft - assuming the lottery gods are on their side - the Raptors have an opportunity to fix some of their shortcomings. The players in this list were picked first and foremost by their fit with a healthy Raptors roster, while also taking into consideration how likely their skills will translate to the next-level.

Second Round | Tristan Da Silva PF/SF, Colorado

Da Silva is no stranger to appearing on our mock drafts, as he was the top player in our list of second-round draft gems raptors fans should watch out for in March Madness.

Averaging 15.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists on 33.6 minutes per game for Colorado, Da Silva projects to be an oversized plug-and-play wing that can capably defend, shoot, and distribute depending on the personnel he's surrounded with. As a near 38% three-point shooter in college, Da Silva would fit perfectly in the .5 offense championed by head coach Darko Rajokovic, which emphasizes offensive versatility, quick decision making, and unselfish ball movement.

March Madness will continue to give a better indication of how Da Silva handles elite-level defensive attention, but even if his offensive production decreases once he enters the league, Da Silva's defensive instincts and feel for the game would make him a valuable cog in the Raptors complimentary rotation.