3 Important Free Agents the Toronto Raptors Need to Lock up

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The Toronto Raptors have a handful of players who are in need of a new contract this offseason, however, who should they bring back and who should they let walk?

The Toronto Raptors have six players who are in need of a contract this offseason, including three starters.

However, it is uncertain who they will offer a contract extension too, and who will walk and won’t return to the team for the 2020/21 season.

Let’s go over three important players who the Toronto Raptors need to lock up this offseason.

3. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – 25 years old – SF/PF

2019-20 stats – 52 GP – 7.2 PPG – 4.9 RPG – 1.7 APG – .471 FG% – .118 3P% – .736 FT%

At my number three spot to start off this list of important free agents the Toronto Raptors need to lock up, I have Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Now Rondae isn’t your typical player who will score you a bunch of buckets and he’s not someone who will chew up a ton of minutes on the floor either, however he is a very solid bench player for this Raptors team and he stepped up in situations when the team needed him the most.

He is very solid on the defensive side of things on the court, he can be put in situations to lock things down for the team as we’ve seen at times this past season. Like I said about him not being the type of player to score a bunch of buckets and dish out assists either he can have himself a pretty productive night on the offensive side to some nights.

This season he had one game scoring over 20 points and that was when he played a total of 34 minutes, on top of that game he had 14 other games scoring in the double digits.  Averaged 19 minutes a night and 7.2 PPG is pretty good for a defensive-minded player, although if you give him more minutes he’ll show you that you made the right choice with playing him.

He signed a one year contract with the Toronto Raptors for the 2019/20 season at $2.5M if he and the Raptors agree and want to return to the team next season either for a one-year extension or even a multi-year contract I can see him getting around the same amount of money or even a little pay raise. (Stats from Basketball-Reference.com)