2. SG Luke Kennard, Memphis Grizzlies
With Gradey Dick likely to spend more time in the G League than many anticipated, the Raptors may not benefit from the shooting burst the former No. 13 pick was expected to provide. With the Grizzlies floundering without Ja Morant, selling might be in their future.
Kennard is a career 43% 3-point shooter. The former Duke star has led the league in 3-point shooting percentage in each of the last two seasons, including making 49% of his triples last season and a preposterous 57% on 5.7 attempts per game after his trade to Memphis.
The Toronto Raptors need a shooter like Luke Kennard.
Darko Rajakovic already has a connection to Kennard due to their time in Memphis. If Ujiri believes in Rajakovic so much that he was willing to fire Nick Nurse to secure him, shouldn't he get one of the five best shooters in the league so that his offense can be executed properly?
Kennard is a limited role player who will not provide much on the defensive side, but think about how many losses Toronto has suffered this season due to either poor 3-point shooting, a substandard bench, or both. Kennard helps fix both issues without selling an arm and a leg.