Why the Toronto Raptors could benefit from being bad this season

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OG Anunoby walks on stage with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted 23rd overall by the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Toronto Raptors can find value in the NBA draft

How about the NBA draft? Admittedly, I haven’t done much research into it, but by all accounts this draft appears to be much more talented than the most recent 2020 draft, which was labeled by some as one of the weaker drafts in recent years.

There are at least three players (Cunningham, Green and Suggs) who in my opinion all would have been selected first overall in the 2020 draft had they been there. I’ve said for many years, draft picks no matter how good or bad are more valuable to the Raptors than almost any other team because of how often they draft the correct player at that spot.

Not to mention their ability to bring in undrafted talent and second-round picks and make them into viable rotation players. Giving the Raptors a top 10 pick, for the third time in the last 10 years, could easily be something we look back on and say “I’m glad we did that year of suffering because it got us player x”.

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