The Toronto Raptors picked up Terence Davis after an impressive showing with the Denver Nuggets summer league team this off-season. Is it possible that Davis can crack a spot in the rotation at some point this season?
The Toronto Raptors liked what they saw from Terence Davis in his first summer league game with the Nuggets. He put up some impressive stats in that game and kept it up when he switched to playing with the Raptors summer league team. Davis has an interesting skill set, which begs the question why wasn’t he drafted?
Davis didn’t fail to impress after integrating himself with the Raptors summer league team. Davis does possess a unique skill set and physical acumen that makes him an intriguing prospect. His size and athleticism at the point guard position stand out and his ability to impact the game in a variety of ways makes him a promising prospect.
The Raptors are in a retooling phase, following the departure of Kawhi Leonard. This season will focus on developing their younger players while trying to remain competitive. The roster will look possibly very different after this season. It would make sense for the Raptors to try and find some hidden talent.
So far Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster have done that with their recent signings. It’s imperative that the Raptors get a better sense of which direction to go in the future with during this season. This means asking questions such as: who will lead the Raptors in the future? How much faith do the Raptors have in Norman Powell and OG Anunoby? Will Fred VanVleet be a mainstay in this core for years to come?
These questions should be analyzed throughout this season, as the Raptors pivot into a new era. Picking up a guy like Davis adds to the list of solid offseason signings the Raptors have done so far, and shouldn’t be seen as a fill-in piece for this season. He is rather a pickup who has the potential to become a quality NBA player in years to come. Or at least the Raptors hope.