DeMar DeRozan was drafted ninth overall in 2009 out of USC and while he may never be an all-star shooting guard, he will definitely be an electrifying player.
Averaging only 8.6 points this season, DeRozan was in and out of the starting lineup throughout the season and brought flashes of excitement to games.
He really gained the trust of the coaches when Bosh was sidelined toward the end of the season, and he stepped up his play and average 10 points in March/April, but scored 10-plus points in 13 of the 23 games in March and April.
Side note: He should have won the dunk contest.
Sonny Weems was drafted by the Bulls 39th overall in 2008 out of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.
He was quickly traded to the Nuggets, placed in the D-League, then traded to the Bucks shortly after.
He was then traded to the Raptors, in a package with Amir Johnson, prior to the start of the '09-'10 season and both found success on a Raptors team in a state of confusion.
Weems averaged 7.5 points this past season, but like DeRozan, played a bigger role towards the end of the season with the injury to Chris Bosh.
Amir Johnson was drafted 56th overall in 2005 by the Pistons, out of Westchester HS.
He was placed in the D-League shortly after, and remained there until a breakout performance in the D-League earned him a three-year contract. He was then dealt to the Bucks, then to the Raptors with Weems.
Johnson, although only averaging 6.2 points and 4.8 rebounds, was noted to be a key contributor to the Raptors when Bosh was injured. He was mostly used as an energy player to gather rebounds and stop opposing big men, but was counted on in important situations towards the latter part of the year.
He was rewarded (justly or not) with a five-year, $34 mil contract on July 1, 2010.