After finally winning the NBA Finals, the Raptors have lost their strongest player in Kawhi Leonard and the rest of their depth chart has been shaken up a bit beyond that. It's a bittersweet moment for Toronto and their fans, as the man who was finally able to deliver a championship to the city left after just one short year, but the moment was still spectacular. It'll be an uphill battle for the Raptors going forward, but I still think they are in contention for a playoff spot/winning a series or two in the playoffs this year.
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Lowry really made a name for himself in this last postseason run. He averred 15.0 points per game in the playoffs over an average of 37.5 minutes played. He shot 44.0 percent and put up 4.9 rebounds per game, not too far off from his 4.8 average during the regular season. I expect to see him take on a bigger leadership role this year on the Raptors.
Powell will be forced to take on a bigger role for this Raptors team this year. He averaged just 18.8 minutes per game last year, putting up an average of 8.6 points. This will be his fifth season with the Raptors after being drafted in the second round of the 2015 Draft.
Siakam had an impressive PER of 18.74 on the season last year, which put him at 87th overall in the NBA. He put up great postseason numbers last year, averaging 19.0 points per game with 7.1 rebounds per game. Siakam is another player who will likely be taking on a bigger leadership role this year.
Ibaka will be suiting up for his 12th NBA season this year, his 4th with the Raports. He averaged 15.0 points per game last year with an impressive 8.1 rebounds per game, which had him at 35th overall in the NBA.
Gasol put up consistently solid number throughout the course of the regular and post season last year. He averaged 13.6 points per game in the regular season with 7.9 rebounds per game. His postseason averages were 9.4 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game, but he was turning the ball over much less in the playoffs.
With an impressive postseason run under his belt, Fred VanVleet is a much more recognizable name around the NBA. He's a solid guy to come off the bench at the PG position as he averaged 11.0 points per game last year with 4.8 assists per game.
McCaw wasn't a huge factor for the Raptors last season, averaging just 13.2 minutes per game. He'll be called upon much more and expected to fill a bigger role for the 2019-20 campaign. In this 13.2 minutes per game, he averaged just 2.6 points, 17 rebounds, and 1.0 assists.
Wrapping up his second season in the NBA/with the Raptors with a Finals victors, Anunoby will be called upon again this year to be a role-playing small forward off the bench. He averaged 20.2 minutes per game last year and put up 7.0 PPG and 2.9 rebounds per game last year.
Dewan Hernandez will be coming off the bench for the Raptors this year behind Gasol. He was the Raptors 2nd round pick at 59 overall out of Miami. He averaged a total of 8.6 points per game in college with a FG% of 56.0.