Here is the projected starting lineup for Raptors with Kawhi Leonard

Outside of LeBron James, the biggest player to change teams this summer was Kawhi Leonard – who switched conferences to the Toronto Raptors.

While the Raptors sacrificed DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl in the deal, it’s safe to assume that any time you can add a perennial MVP candidate you have improved your roster. Leonard gives them a road to the championship, especially without James in the Eastern Conference, that they’ve never had before.

We looked at the starting lineup and rotation for Toronto after their wild offseason.

STARTING LINEUP Jonas Valanciunas, Big Man OG Anunoby, Forward Kawhi Leonard, Forward Danny Green, Guard Kyle Lowry, Guard

A little surprised at how dominant one option is in today’s RR poll about the Raptors starting lineup. (I agree, but didn’t expect majority agreement.) pic.twitter.com/4OZp6aYXBp

— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) August 14, 2018

Toronto’s new head coach Nick Nurse immediately projects to have one of the best

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Charles Barkley: Spurs’ Jakob Poeltl is among most underrated players

The San Antonio Spurs acquired Jakob Poeltl from the Toronto Raptors this offseason, and NBA legend Charles Barkley has high praise for the 22-year-old big man.

New #Spurs F/CJakob Poeltl on Charles Barkley saying he’s one of the most underrated big men in the, who is looking forward to learning from among SA big men… and first convo with Tim Duncan #NBA pic.twitter.com/tn2eERImRl

— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) August 16, 2018

Barkley described Poeltl as a really great player off the bench and one of the most underrated players in the league. No player who appeared in more than half of last season’s games had a better effective field goal percentage than Poeltl. Yet the 22-year-old played every single game last season and managed a 66.0 effective field goal percentage.

Poeltl was above average when cutting to the basket, on offensive putbacks, as the roll man in the pick-and-roll, and

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