With over ten games under the belt of the Toronto Raptors, there have been exciting games and individual performances so far. Who has overperformed and underperformed so far?
The Toronto Raptors have been off to a great start considering their match-ups, injuries, and questionable depth. Overall, the injuries have helped to understand how many of the Raptors players, who entered the season as questionable for their ability to retain minutes, may fit into rotations.
Currently, the Raptors are sitting with a 12-4 (I’ll adjust this before posting)record that includes some tough match-ups on the road and at home. What really stands out are the performances from the bench players who would otherwise not be receiving many minutes without the sudden injuries of Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry, Patrick McCaw, and the short absence of OG Anunoby.
Pascal Siakam has been playing like an Eastern Conference All-Star if not All-NBA. Meanwhile, Fred VanVleet has taken on the starting role and has looked like he’s been playing the starting point guard for years.
The Toronto Raptors are looking like a well-oiled machine. They are playing with a lot of grit, hunger, and, most of all, defensive pressure. This is rooted in a lot of players wanting to prove themselves. These young guns are leaving everything they’ve got on the floor while they have the chance to get 10-20 minutes a game during the injury month.
From recent signings that haven’t had the chance to show what they’re made of to undrafted rookies, the Toronto Raptors are built with players that have bet on themselves. Overall, the Raptors have found themselves with a problem not a lot of teams can say they have. To this point, they have a lot of players that are overperforming and they have a lot of talent, young and old, that are hungry to take the floor.
To get started here are the two players that have been under-performing so far in the 2019-20 season.