The Raptors’ summer squad went 5-0 in 2010 (2011 was canceled due to lockout), but what matters more than their record is who among their current assembly of players, from lottery picks to overseas journeymen, will stand out and look ready to make on impact on the team.
Unfortunately for the Raptors, highly touted 2011 fifth overall pick Jonas Valančiūnas and his Lithuanian national basketball squad qualified for the Olympics. He will miss Summer League to train for the Games, though the Raptors had hoped otherwise.
Disappointment aside, Summer League is a valuable time for a team trying to rise out of obscurity like the Raptors. Here’s a quick look into who will be suiting up in Las Vegas as well as what to look out for.