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I wonder how much one-on-one coaching he gets next year. Who on the Raps staff will be working with him. One would think, without a lot of friends or family in TO, that he has the time to put in the gym practising on this type of skill set transition.

I'm in the camp that says he doesn't need a tone of time before he is NBA ready. Is it too early to start a little pool to see how long before he reaches 20 minutes a game? I'm thinking early January at the latest.
I wouldn't be surprised if he averages 20+mpg right out of the gates. I'd rather throw him in there from day-1, rather then easing him along slowly. Actually, I'm hoping he starts from day-1.

Young players need experience, which is hard to gain by sitting on the sidelines.