Chisholm seems to me to be offbase on a lot of this but it should generate some good discussion and/or derision and anger on the boards. Either way! This is probably the big takeaway.....
http://threeinthekey.ca/raptors-wing...term-solution/That’s why it stands to reason that Masai Ujiri will probably ship out one of his high-priced starting wings this season. At some point he simply needs to free up shots for Valanciunas so that he can develop into the kind of two-way force that the team expects him to be rather than just the Lithuanian version of Noah that Casey so snidely dismissed a year ago. Yes, the team’s offensive efficiency would probably improve by allocating more shots to Valanciunas (and Lowry), and there is no doubt that the financial savings that could come from redistributing DeRozan’s or Gay’s salary would the cap situation, but given what this team’s priorities are right now, pushing Valanciunas to expand his game at the offensive end would be the primary motivation behind re-imagining Toronto’s wing situation.
One thing I did find interesting, JV is actually averaging fewer shots per game in the pre-season than last year (post-trade) and that's with Derozan and Gay playing reduced pre-season minutes. While I don't wholly agree with Chisholm, I do agree that is a worrying development.
EDIT: One other thought that Chishom throws in as an aside and often gets lost in this discussion. Is Lowry getting enough shots? Would getting Val and Lowry more opps make the offense that much better?