The Toronto Raptors, coming off of an underwhelming year in Tampa, return home for the 2021-22 season a very different team. Kyle Lowry is gone, and OG Anunoby, Chris Boucher, Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam are the only current Raptors who have ever played a home game in Toronto.
New faces abound, from Precious Achiuwa and Goran Dragic — the return for Lowry — to #4 overall draft pick Scottie Barnes and second-round pick (and local boy!) Dalano Banton.
Who are these guys? And what kind of growth can we expect from the returning players? That’s what we’re here to find out in our series of 2021-22 Toronto Raptors player previews.