NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Post-lottery predictions and shockers in the first-round

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NBA Mock Draft 4th Pick: Toronto Raptors

Like the team before them, the Toronto Raptors also managed to sneak into the top four despite carrying with them a paltry 8.5 percent chance for the fourth overall pick. Thus, the upcoming draft will be a golden opportunity for a quick rebuild on the part of the 2019 champs after a lost season which saw them surprisingly fail to qualify for the playoffs.

Clearly, Toronto is entering a new era of Raptors basketball, highlighted by Kyle Lowry’s likely exit in the offseason. While the team still has a well-rounded core with Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet, it’s nearly not enough to hoist them as tough outs in the postseason.

Jalen Green should bring immediate impact on The North. He’s easily the most explosive guard among his peers, bewitching defenders with a deep offensive arsenal that should make him a star for years to come. It could ensure that Toronto won’t reside in lottery territory for much longer with an enticing young core that should appeal to free agents in the future.