The Toronto Raptors don’t have any issues at their point guard spot currently after the team re-signed both Kyle Lowry and Greivis Vasquez during the offseason. Of course, this wasn’t always the case.
With rumors swirling that the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers were courting Lowry, the Toronto Raptors were obviously concerned they may lose their starting point guard in free agency. That’s why Toronto was said to have interest in drafting a point guard.
One player whom they were allegedly enamored with was Tyler Ennis out of Syracuse, but just two picks before Toronto’s selection came up, the Phoenix Suns drafted the young point leaving the Raptors in a tough spot.
There were rumors that the Raptors attempted to engage the Suns in a trade for the point guard, something confirmed by NBA.com this afternoon as David Aldridge reports Toronto practically begged Phoenix for the rights to Ennis.
The Toronto Raptors begged for Ennis, a Canadian with game; he’ll be lucky to see much playing time in Phoenix.
Ironically enough the Raptors no longer needed Ennis two weeks later after bringing back both of their point guards and the Phoenix Suns, who seemingly had big plans for Ennis, decided to sign point guard Isaiah Thomas in free agency.
So it seems as if Tyler Ennis went from a highly coveted player who very well could have seen significant floor time in his rookie season to likely being stapled to the bench, assuming the Suns bring back Eric Bledsoe who currently remains void of a contract in restricted free agency.