The Toronto Raptors are likely one big away from completing their frontcourt. Questions do remain about Toronto’s ability to stretch the floor, even though incoming players like Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard shoot above the league average.
Their best bet would be to snag a playmaker at the forward position. Make no mistake about it Pascal Siakam has an energizing presence on the floor. Jonas Valanciuanas is an efficient scorer but only iunder sheltered minutes. We all know what Ibaka brings to the table, no questions there. Diehard fans may forecast fensive potential in Jakob Poetl, but on the surface Masai Ujiri did away with brute strength his 2nd unit will have to encompass elsewhere. So where does the solution lie? Internally? Via Trade?
According to TSN, Raptors’ front fice is trying to sell Greg Monroe on the idea joining the team in a reserve role. It wasn’t so long ago that Monroe was a first tier scoring option on the Detroit Pistons, but those days are well behind him, even in the prime years his NBA career (At 28).
Should the former 7th overall pick decide to join the Raptors, he would likely be hard pressed for minute. In the event he were to cement himself a role and earned minutes, it would help his prospects going forward. At his age Monroe has one, maybe two big paydays ahead him. Time is really the essence.