With the Toronto Raptors set at shooting guard with DeMar DeRozan and power forward with Ed Davis and Andrea Bargnani, they must now look to fill the holes at point guard, small forward and center.
Even more, while filling these spots on the roster, they must look to acquire players that will improve overall team defense and rebounding while still being able to help the team on offense.
Furthermore, they must also find players with a good understanding of the game that can help this young group of players or a young high ceiling player that can add to the youth movement.
At least one of these positions can be addressed in this year’s draft as there are some two point guards in Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker, a great selection of small forwards to choose from with Derrick Williams, Harrison Barnes and Terrence Jones in that pool and one good center in Enes Kanter.
To be honest, I would be more than happy to see the Raptors come away with any one of the six players I just mentioned, and chances are, they will.
If you go by current standings, the Raptors will end up with the fourth overall pick, and, if they continue to lose and Washington and/or Minnesota decide they’re going to finish the season strong, the Raptors could end up picking even higher.
Depending on how the lottery goes, the Raptors could possibly move up one or two spots to the second or third overall pick (sounds pretty good doesn’t it?), yet just as easily, they could fall down a spot or two to the fifth or sixth pick.
That being said, regardless of where the Raptors lottery pick lands, if Derrick Williams is still available, he is their best choice and here is why…