Ranking the trade value of each player on the Toronto Raptors

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Delon Wright

Featured much higher last season, Delon Wright’s value has taken a hit over the past calendar year due to a multitude of reasons.

One factor out of his control, his extremely friendly team deal is set to expire at the end of this season. Wright is currently in the last year of his rookie deal with a cap hit of only $2.5 million. Knowing he will hit the free-agent market after this season significantly impacts his value.

Although he is entering free agency, it will be restricted. Restricted free agency is very advantageous for teams and whoever trades for Wright will still likely be getting him at below-market cost. The deal just won’t be as much of a bargain.

Another factor working against Wright, his play has regressed this season. Wright is averaging fewer points, assists, and rebounds per 36 minutes, and his efficiency has also taken a significant hit during that time.

Last season Wright had an effective field goal percentage of 53.8-percent. This season, down to 48.3-percent. That might not seem like much, but it’s enough to take Wright from one of the best at his position (83rd-percentile) to below average (45-percentile) in points per shot attempt.

Producing less and producing less efficiently is not a great sign. With that being said, Wright is still a useful player. He’s a good defender, a decent enough shooter, and a secondary playmaker. He can play defensively and offensively at either guard position and is very malleable to whatever the team needs.

A versatile, young player on a moveable deal, Wright has more trade value than value on the court right now.