Evan Mobley, a projected top 5 pick, completed a few interviews while preparing for the NBA Draft next week. Mobley is a versatile center coming out of USC with a promising future in the NBA. During an interview with Ryan Wolstat, he explained how the Raptors are an amazing landing spot for young prospects in the draft.
"... a good player development organization. PLayers go there, they get better. Great city and all that. There's a lot of different teams that have that aspect and Toronto is definitely one of them."Evan Mobley
Raptors and young prospects
It is no surprise that Mobley has said this about the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors have been one of the best teams in the league throughout this past decade and are an amazing landing spot for prospects. It is very rare for them to have such a high pick. Further, it is an opportunity for young players to develop and be on a winning team.
Throughout the years, the Toronto Raptors have continued to develop young talent into above-average NBA players. Players such as Pascal Siakam, Og Anunoby, Chris Boucher, Fred Vanvleet, and Norman Powell are only a few of the names that have been through the Raptors development system. These players have only begun to make a name for themselves in the league and will continue to perform for years to come.
Not only have younger players wanted to go to the Raptors, but NBA veterans as well. Further, Aaron Baynes signed a contract with the Raptors and alluded that players come to this team to get better.
Finally, Scottie Barnes, another projected lottery pick, also referenced the Raptors during his interviews.
Amazing landing spot for prospects
As the NBA draft approaches, the Toronto Raptors will have a multitude of prospects to choose from. Prospects seem to be wanting to go to the Toronto Raptors for its amazing city, fans, and development. Compared to the Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, and Cleveland Cavaliers, the Raptors are in a great position and are an amazing opportunity for younger prospects.
Moreover, Toronto, Canada, is also one of the fastest-growing markets and maybe the new hotspot for NBA basketball. This is all the more reason to want to go to the Toronto Raptors. We can only wait to see what happens at the NBA Draft in a week.