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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Lottery | Rob Dillingham PG/SG, Kentucky

The Raptors have three reserve point guards on their team, DJ Carton, Jahmi'us Ramsey, and Javon Freeman-Liberty. Though all three have shown their ability to contribute in unique ways, the Raptors may need to find a long-term option if they want to find reliable bench production. Luckily, they have a perfect candidate in Kentucky guard Rob Dillingham.

Arguably the most exciting player in men's college basketball, Dillingham brings a lot of what the Raptors have loved from Immanuel Quickley to the table. In 31 games, the 6'2 guard has made roughly 45 percent of his three-pointers on four and a half attempts per game. His ability to not only finish at the rim, but absorb contact in the process makes him extremely versatile as a scorer, and his growth as a distributor this past season would accelerate the development of similar-aged shooters Gradey Dick and Ochai Agbaji.

With every small guard, NBA teams are going to try and hunt Dillingham on defense whenever possible. Considering his defense in college has been his achilles heel, he'll have to make pretty significant strides on that end of the court. However, if he can hold his own on the defensive end, his offensive talent could make him a premier scoring guard in the league.

With as many as three premium draft picks in the 2024 NBA Draft, the Raptors have a chance to pick three difference-makers that fit perfectly and can propel them back to being a winning team sooner than expected.

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