Building the perfect complementary piece for the Toronto Raptors' young core

Toronto has a solid batch of talented young players, but they are arguably missing a key player with the intangibles to help elevate the franchise's future.
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2. Donte DiVincenzo's stellar three-point shooting ability

Donte DiVincenzo has become an absolute offensive spark plug for the New York Knicks. He's not afraid to shoot the ball at will as he is attempting 8.7 three-pointers a game this season. And Donte's efforts are certainly resulting in the right outcome, as he is averaging 40.5 percent from the three-point mark overall on the season.

Donte has emerged since his days with Milwaukee, Sacramento, and Golden State by becoming a serious offensive threat for opposing teams to worry about on a nightly basis. He can easily come out of the floodgates and post up a 30+ or 40+ point game with his lights-out shooting. Add in his All-Star and All-NBA caliber backcourt mate Jalen Brunson, and the New York Knicks have an insanely talented one-two-punch combo at the guard positions.

On this present incarnation of the Toronto Raptors, the only roster member with a similar play style is Gary Trent Jr., and the gap between him and Donte is quite significant as GTJ is much more streaky. Nonetheless, Trent Jr. could still give you an occasional solid offensive outing, but questions have been raised about Gary's overall impact on winning basketball. Having a consistent shooter on your team is pivotal to raising your playoff chances and championship ceiling, and much of the New York Knicks' success this season can be attributed to Donte DiVincenzo's addition.

The Toronto Raptors could desperately use a boost in the three-point shooting territory. They currently rank near the bottom of the NBA this season in team three-point percentage, standing at 34.9 percent, placing them at a mediocre 26th in the league overall. Imagine a flamethrower mirroring Donte's playstyle alongside Immanuel Quickley, RJ Barrett, and Scottie Barnes - that would be an electrifying spectacle!