Title: Draft profiles: 6 wings the Raptors could select with the No. 58 pick
Date: June 25, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about six interesting wings the Raptors could target with their late second-round pick or on the undrafted market.
Does a pick at the very end of the draft really matter?
Of course it does. The Raptors had Kostas Antetokounmpo plucked off their undrafted list with the No. 60 pick a couple of years ago, temporarily delaying the tampering process. In other years, like 2019, they wind up with four players they were considering with the same late pick (Dewan Hernandez, Oshae Brissett, Terence Davis II and Shamorie Ponds). The draft is an imperfect allocation of talent, and that dynamic allows for opportunities everywhere in the process, up to the 60th pick and the undrafted market.
When I rolled out the first three groups of draft profiles, I did my best to split by functional position (guard, wing and big instead of the five traditional positions) and focus on players who had been requested in the comments. The lines between guard and wing or wing and big might be thin for some players, as is the line between consideration at No. 28 and No. 58 in a draft like this. It was just a means of sorting a large pool of players into smaller buckets.