If the NBA season ended today, changes could be made to the Toronto Raptors roster. Which three players could leave at the end of the season?
With the NBA on hiatus, it’s becoming increasingly likely that the rest of the season could be on hold for a long time. There’s even a stark possibility that the season could end with the results becoming null and void. If that’s the case, free agency would beckon sooner rather than later for the Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors have a lot of big decisions to make this offseason, with no more than six players coming off of the books. In that group, the likes of Marc Gasol, Fred VanVleet, and Serge Ibaka stick out more than others. That’s because they’re key pieces of the rotation. Even so, names like Chris Boucher, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and Malcolm Miler are all set to hit free agency.
As nice as it would be, the Raptors can’t re-sign them all. The front office will have a plan to bring back as many as possible, or even as few as possible, depending on the team’s plans moving forward, but expect Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster to do all they can to put the team in a strong position.
For now, the Raptors are still in the enviable position of being a team that can consistently win and develops its youth simultaneously. Not many NBA teams have the privilege of performing such a feat, but the Raptors do it year in, year out. That’s why the likes of Fred VanVleet will be such a commodity on the market, and even Chris Boucher – who has improved tremendously this year, will likely receive some decent offers.
The Raptors will no doubt have decisions to make, but which three players could leave at the end of the season?