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6 players the Toronto Raptors might be able to draft this year | Offside - Daily Hive
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As the NBA trade deadline moves more into the rearview, the talk of the offseason, more specifically the draft, is growing louder for the Toronto Raptors.

With and Lowry sticking around for the remainder of this season , the team is set for the final stretch of the season. However, a 1-13 month of March and with many top players resting like Lowry, Fred VanVleet, and Pascal Siakam, many in Raptors nation are looking to the offseason.

Currently, Toronto is projected to select at No. 10 in the upcoming draft, so we decided to look at who the Raptors may choose at that spot.

Using a compilation of mock drafts, we have selected the players who show up the most around where they are likely to draft. Here is a list of who the team may pick when they are on the clock on July 29:

Position: Guard

Size: 6-foot-5, 190 pounds

James Bouknight is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard that averaged 18.7 points and 5.7 rebounds for the University of Connecticut this past season.

After having elbow surgery in January, scouts view Bouknight as one of the best scorers in the country. He has a great basketball IQ as he averaged less than three turnovers per game despite the majority of the UConn offence running through him.

The sophomore saw a jump in his points, assists, rebounds, and steals per game from his first to the second year with the Huskies.

Bouknight could be an excellent fit beside VanVleet if the Raptors want to move on from Lowry in the offseason. His size also allows him to take on more defensive assignments, which would help VanVleet pace himself on both ends of the court.
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