Team analysis: Toronto Raptors

Andrea Bargnani

Il Mago ("the magician" in Italian) will have to pull out all his tricks this season as the unquestioned man-of-the-hour in Toronto. (bargnani.com)

Depth chart:

PG: Jose Calderon, Jarrett Jack, Marcus Banks

SG: DeMar DeRozan, Leandro Barbosa

SF: Linas Kleiza, Sonny Weems, Julian Wright

PF: Amir Johnson, Ed Davis, Reggie Evans, Joey Dorsey

C: Andrea Bargnani, David Andersen, Solomon Alabi

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:

Andrea Bargnani – F/C (Rd. 3-4): 20 Pts, 1.5 threes, 7 Reb, 1.5 Blk

Jose Calderon – PG (Rd. 9-11): 11 Pts, 1 three,  6 Ast

Jarrett Jack – G (Rd. 9-11): 13 Pts, 1 three, 5 Ast

Leandro Barbosa – G (Rd. 10-12): 14 Pts, 1.5 threes, 1 Stl

Linas Kleiza – G/F (Rd. 10-12): 12 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4.5 Reb

DeMar DeRozan – G/F (Rd. 10-12): 10 Pts, 1 Stl

Amir Johnson – PF (Rd. 12+): 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Blk

Ed Davis – PF (Rd. 13+): 5 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Blk

Sleepers:

Kleiza, Johnson

Most likely to surprise:

DeRozan

Most likely to disappoint:

Bargnani

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Barbosa, Kleiza
  • Assists: Calderon

Things to watch:

  • if Bargnani settles into a starting C or PF role (and how that affects Johnson)
  • how the timeshare at PG between Jack and Calderon plays out
  • how the battle for the starting SG job between DeRozan and Barbosa turns out

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 5th
  • FGM: 5th
  • FGA: 19th
  • FG%: 5th
  • FT%: 13th
  • 3PTM: 15th
  • Reb: T23rd
  • Ast: 10th
  • TO: T6th
  • Stl: 30th
  • Blk: T20th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: C-