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NBA 2018-19: 5 talking points from the Raptors' win against the Wizards

Jason Mills
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
26 Nov 2018, 10:01 IST

#4 Raptors need another reliable scorer on their bench

Could a potential return be on the cards for Vince?
Could a potential return be on the cards for Vince?

In this game, the Raptors shot a solid 17/39 from behind the three-point arc. However, we can expect them to add a veteran sharpshooter before the trade deadline in 2019.

While the additions of Leonard and Danny Green have made the team much more potent from long-range, CJ Miles was 1/7 from three-point range. Since his addition to their roster last year, the 31-year-old has been inconsistent with his long-range stroke. 

Players like Anunoby and Pascal Siakam are still developing and nicely at that, but are 32% and 31% respectively from behind the arc. Neither can be depended upon to consistently make that shot, so it's important general manager Bobby Webster adds another shooting option to their ever-improving bench.

One potential exciting addition for Raptors fans would be Vince Carter. The Toronto faithful have forgiven him for an acrimonious departure back in 2005 and is considered a strong reason for both interest and consequent growth of the sport in Canada. The best reason he fits their playing style is, at 41-years-old, he does not require major minutes but can still shoot from long-range at an above average rate and is still a reliable scorer.

Just last week against the Raptors themselves, he scored 14 points for Atlanta and recorded his 25,001 point - leaving him 26th overall on the NBA's all-time scorers list. Set to retire sooner rather than later, it's possible a trade deadline deal could be made with the Hawks to obtain the legend before then. It would serve as quite a homecoming for a former electrifying franchise player, who spent his first six-and-a-half seasons in Toronto.

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