Raptors DEPTH CHART
27-45 • 12th in EASTERN CONFERENCE
Norman Powell was the first man off Nick Nurse's bench last season. Though the 27-year old has been forced to start a lot of games for the Raps as well, he was a key weapon off the bench and has solidified his importance in Toronto's lineup. Powell provides energy and shooting off the bench and has been a huge help for the Raps' starting unit when they need a breather.
Powell had a career year last season with 16 points per game while shooting at an efficient 49.5% shooting clip and knocking down 2.1 threes per game. Powell ended up starting 26 games in the regular season and had key contributions off the bench in the playoffs. When he ended up starting, it was Serge Ibaka filling in as the main 6th man of the squad.
Powell figures to be the Raptors’ primary 6th man once again in 2020-21.
The Raptors switched things up quite a few times when it came to their starting lineup last season, but the five they started most games with was arguably their strongest starting unit. They had Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet in the backcourt, OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam on the wings, and finally Marc Gasol manning the paint. With Gasol in Los Angeles in 2020-21, Aron Baynes figures to start in his place with the other four.