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NBA Draft Lottery: Which Rookie Should The Toronto Raptors Target?

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Dalano Banton

The Toronto Raptors moved up the ladder and bagged the fourth pick for the 2021 NBA draft lottery. The Detroit Pistons managed to get the first overall pick after ending the regular season with the worst record in the Eastern Conference. The top four picks this year are the Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers,  and the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors sent in Fred VanVleet to represent them.

 

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Who Should The Toronto Raptors Pick?

Jalen Green

Jalen Green is a talented shooting guard from the NBA G League. Green decided to not pursue college basketball. He committed to play for Ignite and was the first player to join the team. Green had a season-high 30 points. His average is also extremely impressive with  17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. The Toronto Raptors will look to pursue this young talent who already has a little experience in a pro league.

Jalen Suggs

Jalen Suggs is a 20-year-old point guard/shooting guard for the Gonzaga  Bulldogs. Suggs is a versatile player. He has amazing play-making skills and knows to keep a calm mind in clutch situations. Suggs will be a great addition to the Raptors squad.

Toronto Raptors Draft Pick Option: Jalen Suggs

Consensus Picks

Evan Mobley

Evan Mobley is a Centre for the USC Trojans. He was one of the best prospects from the 2020 class. Mobley had a basketball career set for him right from his high school days. 21 points and nine rebounds in a win were what Mobley put up in his college debut. He won Pac-12 Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the year. Evan is projected to be the second pick in the lottery. There are chances that the Raptors will look to draft him as a consensus pick.

Toronto Raptors Consensus pick

Cade Cunningham

Cade Cunningham is a point guard for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He has been impressive right from his high school career. In High school, Cunningham was crowned with many prestigious honours.  Cade was a star in college as well. He averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game as a freshman. The scout had eyes for this young talent. Cunningham decided to give up three years of college basketball and declare himself for the 2021 draft. Cade Cunningham is expected to be the number one pick for the draft this year. The Toronto Raptors might pursue him as a consensus pick however it looks like the Detroit Pistons might get to him first.

The Toronto Raptors will most likely draft the person who will help Siakam and Fred move around better on court. They will need someone who will help them come back stronger next season. The raptors have the young power in guys like OG and Flynn. Extra Boost is just what The North needs.

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