Toronto Raptors offseason roundtable: Best move, worst move, and what’s still to come

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Was there a move you didn’t like?

Mike Bossetti

The re-signing of Patrick McCaw at $4 million per year. Since coming into the league, McCaw hasn’t developed at all as an offensive player. His jumper is horrendous, and whenever he’s in the game, he provides a weak point for defenses to sag off of. Even defensively, he’s a tad overrated as his inability to guard multiple positions limits his upside on that end.

I don’t mind bringing back McCaw, but I wouldn’t have done it for $4 million per season.

Thomas Valentine

There weren’t moves I didn’t like, just moves I didn’t really care so much about. If Cameron Payne is the third-string guard for the team then I guess that’s what he is. It’s not a great move but, it’s garbage minutes, so c’est la vie.

Vimal Sivakumar

Cameron Payne, a pure point guard, projects as an inconsequential move that doesn’t make much sense outside of contingency planning for an injury. With newly crowned NBA Champions Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet already above him on the positional depth chart, this move seems entirely “zero-sum”.

William Ricks

The Rondae Hollis-Jefferson signing didn’t seem like a good move to me. Jefferson is a below-average three-point shooter (22.3 percent for his career). With the Raptors losing Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, they should’ve looked to sign more shooting to replace them. Jefferson is a decent defender, but with his offensive game limited to the interior, it could clog up that area for Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka.