Raptors draft board: Ranking the 2020 class through a Toronto lens

Title: Raptors draft board: Ranking the 2020 class through a Toronto lens
Date: November 17, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I ranked the 2020 NBA Draft class through a Raptors lens.

Not since the 2016 NBA Draft, when the Toronto Raptors were gifted the No. 9 pick from the New York Knicks as a relic of the Andrea Bargnani trade in addition to their pick at No. 27, have we spent this much energy on the Raptors’ draft outlook.

We had a lot of extra time. And still, it’s tough to get a great handle on how things will play out for them in a flat, somewhat deep draft where opinions on players vary greatly, all in a condensed offseason. That’s part of the fun. And a massive part of the anxiety that comes with rolling out an official draft ranking. To be clear, someone like Sam Vecenie has a much richer handle on each prospect, and he should be your first stop for analysis ahead of the draft and on draft night. I think I have a solid handle on things and an idea of how the Raptors approach the draft, and it’s through that lens that I’ve tried to layout Wednesday’s draft below.

Continue reading at The Athletic.

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