Despite this, Raptor fans still have that one big question on their minds. Which shooting guard will Herbie Kuhn say when he announces the starting lineups on October 28th? Will it be DeMaaaaaaaaar DeRoooooooozan? Marrrrrrrrrcooooo Bellllllllinellllllli? Antooooooooine Wrrrrrrrrrright?
This is actually a pretty tough question, and I don't think we'll know until perhaps the pre-season. DeMar DeRozan has a very bright future ahead of him, but he needs more time to put the pieces together. Will he be ready to take on a starting role? Antoine Wright could also start, considering his exceptional defense. But does he have the shot consistency to be a starter? Marco Belinelli could also start, but I think the chances are slim. While he's talented, I don't think his defense is acceptable in a starting role. I think he's a guy who will give the Raptors a big boost off the bench.
In my opinion, it's a toss up between Antoine Wright and DeMar DeRozan. For the first few games, I wouldn't be surprised if DeRozan and Wright switch on and off for the starting position (DeRozan starts one game, comes off the bench next game....) But when it's all said and done, I think DeRozan will be full time starter at some point in the season. If he's not, I think he'll be considered as a somewhat bust, given his high draft pick and potential.
Whoever comes off the bench, however, will give the Raptors a big boost, and will contribute immediately. Bryan Colangelo has put together a great bench, and it's one of the big reasons why the Raptors will be successful next season.