Raptors PG Fred VanVleet thinks Toronto is not yet ‘clicking by any stretch’
The Toronto Raptors are the best team in the NBA right now, but point guard Fred VanVleet believes that the team is not fully meshed just yet.
As of this writing, the Raptors hold a 20-5 record. They’ve won eight of the last 10 games. This feat is a surprise to many as the Raptors had a big summer which featured blockbuster trades and a change in coaching. But according to the 24-year-old VanVleet, the team is not yet in full throttle. Per Sportsnet:
“I don’t think we’ve played well yet. We’re not really clicking by any stretch. We’re figuring it out, and we’re winning because we’re really good. There’s so much room for improvement on both ends of the floor.
“That is the exciting part. I know we can get a lot better.”
VanVleet himself has been an intrinsic part of the Raptors’ success. As a backup to star guard Kyle Lowry, VanVleet leads the second unit and has been averaging 9.2 points per game, 4.3 assists, and 2.3 rebounds in 24 minutes.
Many believe that trading for Kawhi Leonard was one of the riskiest moves that the Raptors made. After all, Leonard did say that he preferred to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. But now, Leonard has helped guide his new team to the best record in the NBA. From a high-risk acquisition, Leonard is now the Raptors’ prized asset.