Many Raptors fans are eager to see Jonas play, many predicting him to be a future 18-12-3 kind of guy.
No, please, just no, stop it right there.
Jonas may have potential, but a possible 18-14-4 guy would never be passed on with the first pick, even in a strong draft. Being a fifth pick in a weak draft further hurts his cause.
Many people are looking at his U19 tournament and predicting stats based off of that.
1. He plays for a team where he is really the only offensive threat.
2. He's playing against people under the age of 19.
3. NBA competition like Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, Andrew Bogut and Andrew Bynum will eat this kid alive if the Raptors decide to throw him straight into the fire on day one.
Here are realistic predictions for a prime Jonas: 13, 10 and 2. That's still a pretty good player, but nowhere near the All-NBA First team player some fans expect him to be.
I also believe Toronto won't start him and will favor a front court of Ed Davis and Bargnani instead. Ed Davis is already a way better player, and has more potential too, so I don't understand why people are calling Jonas the next face of the franchise.