The Toronto Raptors have two picks - Nos. 29 and 59 - in the 2020 NBA Draft, slated for Nov. 18.
It's the Raptors first draft with multiple picks since 2016 and with a busy offseason ahead, it's important they make these selections count.
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With Mock Draft boards coming to their final stages as draft night grows near, take a look at the picks that publications are projecting Toronto to make to give you a better idea of what direction the Raptors could head in.
|Website||Pick No. 29||Pick No. 59|
|NBA.com's Kyle Irving||Tre Jones, G, Duke||Nick Richards, C, Kentucky|
|NBA.com's Eric Fawcett||Josh Green, G, Arizona||Skylar Mays, G, LSU|
|The Athletic||Zeke Nnaji, C, Arizona||Paul Eboua, F, International|
|Bleacher Report||Isaiah Stewart, C, Washington||Josh Hall, F, Moravian Prep|
|ESPN||Zeke Nnaji, C, Arizona||Josh Hall, F, Moravian Prep|
|NBADraft.net||Zeke Nnaji, C, Arizona||Austin Wiley, C, Auburn|
|The Ringer||Payton Pritchard, G, Oregon||N/A|
To break down the projected first-round picks, below you can find what each publication said about the player the Raptors are placed to select.
NBA.com's Irving on Jones:
Doubling as the ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, Jones brings everything a team could want in a late first-round draft pick. He's a trusty ball handler and floor general who can keep the wheels turning on offence, whether it's finding open teammates or creating his own shot. He's an aggressive and physical perimeter defender who takes pride on that end of the floor. Jones is a player who could make an immediate impact as a backup point guard.
NBA.com's Fawcett on Josh Green:
Powerfully built at 210 pounds and the prototypical size for an NBA wing it is easy to see why scouts have been high on him for years. One of the younger players in the 2020 draft class the sky's the limit and he's far from reaching the peak of what he could be. And, with plus size and athleticism, it's tough to imagine him failing at the NBA level. As teams continue to load up on wings to comply with the modern style of play, Green will be a player to watch out for.
The Athletic on Zeke Nnaji:
All about the motor. Nnaji never quits working or playing hard. Constantly battling and clawing for any inch of position on the court. Runs the floor like a wing with grace and fluidity, and does it hard every time to try to beat his opponent there. Rebounds at a high level and has great hands to be able to make an impact there. Having said that, he uses all this best on offense right now. Has good touch around the basket. Knows how to use his body to protect the ball and the rim to protect himself from defenders. Plays through contact with ease because he's so strong. I also think Nnaji is going to shoot it at some point. The big concern here is on defense, though, as Nnaji was not particularly good on that end for Arizona this season. He's also not a particularly adept passer.
ESPN on Zeke Nnaji:
It's easy to see Nnaji developing into a capable big man rotation option, thanks to his high activity level and potential as a floor spacer. He's jockeying for position in the first round with several other capable big men, giving him a fairly wide range starting in the early 20s and extending into the second round.
Bleacher Report on Isaiah Stewart:
Despite Stewart's lack of modern-day skills and defensive switchability, teams are looking at him as an energizer capable of setting a tone with his physicality, toughness and motor around the basket.
The Ringer on Peyton Pritchard:
Sizzling scorer and steady playmaker who plays a winning style by making big plays and grinding hard from the opening tip.
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