2023 NBA Mock Draft: Mavericks dream draft choice falls, Rockets shock at 4

2023 NBA Draft, Victor Wembanyama
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13. Toronto Raptors grab Cason Wallace

The Raptors need to make changes this summer, and their roster could look extremely different next fall. Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent Jr. have player options that they are expected to decline to become unrestricted free agents. Jakob Poeltl also hits the open market this summer. Can Toronto bring all three players back? VanVleet is drawing plenty of buzz around the league, and he could have a new home next season.

Toronto may look to draft his replacement at 13, and there has been plenty of buzz about their interest in Wallace. The 6’3 guard averaged 11.7 points, 4.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.0 steals in 32.2 minutes per game during his lone season at Kentucky.

The 6’3 guard is an impactful on-ball defender that has drawn Jrue Holiday comparisons. There is no guarantee that he becomes one of the best defenders in the NBA, but teams are certainly excited about his potential.

Wallace profiles more as a secondary creator on offense. He spaces the floor well and could become an elite catch-and-shoot option in the NBA.

The Toronto Raptors have a ton of length, so adding an undersized guard should not be an issue. Cason Wallace could quickly become an impactful option on both ends of the floor, and the Raptors would love to see him available at pick 13.