DETROIT, MICHIGAN – MAY 06: Sekou Doumbouya #45 of the Detroit Pistons, a Toronto Raptors goal (Picture by Nic Antaya/Getty Photographs)
The Toronto Raptors is perhaps within the temper to get aggressive this offseason, which may immediate both Masai Ujiri or Bobby Webster to herald a possible franchise participant by wanting on the commerce market.
Some youthful gamers bust out of the league as a result of they weren’t evaluated appropriately and overdrafted, however some gamers fail to make it with their first NBA group as a result of they’re surrounded by insufficient infrastructure, both due to the teaching employees, the entrance workplace, or the roster as a complete.
The Raptors not solely have a tradition constructed on the event of some potential younger stars, however they’ve additionally proven a choice for making some considerably dangerous trades with the purpose of taking a participant that’s an incongruous match elsewhere to be able to get them assimilated of their tradition.
These 4 gamers are all 23 or youthful, may theoretically be higher off in the event that they transfer to a unique group this offseason, and will all be strong suits with the Raptors if they’re acquired by way of commerce.
These 4 younger gamers might be reborn with the Toronto Raptors.
4. Sekou Doumbouya, Detroit Pistons
Doumbouya was all the time going to be a little bit of a developmental challenge when he was picked fifteenth total in 2019, as his offense wanted to catch as much as his jaw-dropping defensive potential. Nonetheless, with the Pistons prepared to show the web page and begin the Cade Cunningham period, Doumbouya is working out of time.
Doumbouya averaged simply 5.1 factors per recreation and made 38% of his photographs final yr. These numbers sound dangerous sufficient, however they’re even worse when you think about that every one of these figures are worse than what they’re all sharp declines from what he produced throughout his first season. Is there any hope for him ever breaking out?
May the Toronto Raptors develop Sekou Doumbouya?
The Raptors have proven by way of the Stanley Johnson and DeAndre’ Bembry signings that they’re keen to provide former first-round picks an opportunity to proper a few of their early wrongs and begin recent, particularly if they’re defensive forwards with the flexibility to protect a number of totally different positions.
Nick Nurse will love somebody like Doumbouya on the defensive facet, and he has proven that he can flip poor shooters into common ones and common shooters into strong ones. If Doumbouya can’t enhance on these percentages with Nurse’s assist, he may discover it powerful to stay within the NBA.