The Toronto Raptors have constantly been dismissed in recent history, and this season they have been dealt the same underdog positions in the NBA spreads. Still, you shouldn’t count these raptors out just yet! Just look at their team and see how talented they are.
Armoni Brooks – Guard
So far, Brooks has been a player on the benches. His longest time on the court, in the last five games, was just 18 minutes, but in that time, he earned 3 points and 2 rebounds. Last month Brooks signed a multi-year deal with the Raptors, so you can bet he wants to show them the contract was worth it.
OG Anunoby – Forward
Anunoby led his team against Philadelphia, and although it ended in a loss, the game was hard-fought. Anunoby played for 38 minutes and scored 26 points with 1 rebound and 3 assists. That is his highest score in the last 5 games, so although they didn’t win, Anunoby should be happy with his performance.
Scottie Barnes – Forward
On the 17th of April, Barnes was benched with a sprained left ankle. He has already missed one game and it looks like he will miss another too. We don’t know when Barnes will rejoin the team, but his absence seems to be hitting the team hard.
Precious Achiuwa – Forward
Although Achiuwa has a left knee injury, he has been playing in every game he could. In his last game against Philadelphia, Achiuwa scored 7 points after 29 minutes of play. These numbers are low and have been since the 8th of April – the same day as Achiuwa’s injury. Maybe he should be swapped out.
Justin Champagnie – Guard Forward
In his last game played, Champagnie scored 36 points, 10 rebounds, and 1 assist in his 36 minutes of play. Although he still lost to the Delaware Blue Coats, this high-scoring outcome hasn’t been seen by any others in the team since.
David Johnson – Guard
Johnson is one of the Raptor’s rookie players. He managed 2 steals, 3 assists, 4 rounds, and 10 points in his last game against the Delaware Blue Coats.
Svi Mykhailiuk – Guard Forward
After Svi Mykailiuk scored 40 points, helped with 4 rebounds and 1 assist in his G league match against the College Park Skyhawks. The win was something the NBA team lacked, so on the 3rd of March, Mykailiuk was brought back to the NBA team with the hopes of recovering their losing streak.
Isaac Bonga – Guard
Although Bonga managed to score 12 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals in his last game, he is being called inefficient by armchair coaches.
Yuta Watanabe – Guard Forward
Watanabe has a point per game of 4.3 this season, with 2.4 rebounds per game and 0.6 assists. In his last game against Philadelphia, he was only on the court for 5 minutes but scored 2 points with a field goal percentage of 50%.
Thaddeus Young – Forward
Young almost had to leave the season due to a hyperextended left thumb. The diagnosis was on the 17th, but on the 19th of April, he was given the all-clear and is ready to play again! With 6.2 points per game, 4 rebounds per game, and 2 assists per game, Young is going to need more court time.
Malachi Flynn – Guard
This season Flynn has had a hamstring issue, but after a couple of months, he seems to have shrugged it off. His current record for the season is 4.3 points per game, 1.4 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game.
Fred VanVleet – Guard
In his last game against the Sixers, VanVleet scored 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 7 assists! That number is high for the Raptors, but not as high as his tally for the Miami Heart game, 3 games prior. There he scored 29 points in 41 minutes.
Khem Birch – Center
Birch had a knee injury and has been benched since March, but he came off the sidelines for the 76ers game.
Chris Boucher – Forward Center
Boucher has a point per game average of 9.4, rebounds per game of 6.2, and assists per game of just 0.3.
Gary Trent Jr – Guard Forward
Trent Jr has a point per average of 18.3 for this season, with 2.7 rebounds per game and 2 assists per game too.
Pascal Siakam – Forward
Siakam has a point per average of 22.8 for this season, with 8.5 rebounds per game and 5.3 assists per game. This season’s averages are substantially higher than his career average, which tallies up to 15.7 points per game.
Dalano Banton – Forward
Banton has a points per average of 3.2 for this season, with 1.9 rebounds per game and 1.5 assists per game too.
The Raptor’s overall stats are not very high for this point in the season, but that doesn’t mean it’s over for them yet. Players like Siakam, Mykhailiuk, and Champagnie can help pull the team forward and push for a stronger footing.