Starter: Kawhi Leonard
Depth: OG Anunoby, C.J. Miles
Out of all the narratives heading into the 2018-19, the form of the returning Kawhi Leonard may just be the most influential.
The question marks surrounding the legitimacy of Toronto’s ability to contend are unquestionably based around the physical and mental health of Leonard.
Is the quadriceps injury fully healed?
Does he want to be in Toronto?
Can he get back to his absolute best form after a year out of the game?
Via the National Post, Raptors president Masai Ujiri insists all is well on the Leonard front on the eve of the regular season tipping off.
"“He is happy,” Ujiri said. “From what everybody has told me he is healthy. He spends a lot of time with our coaches. He went to L.A. to meet our guys out there.”"
Leonard himself presented a smiling, laughing — I think that’s what it was? — figure at the team’s media day but until he delivers on the floor, those questions will linger.
The impressive OG Anunoby and veteran C.J. Miles both present valuable rotation options off the bench and will likely split minutes at the 3 and 4 in what is a quietly stacked frontcourt roster.