1. Jahlil Okafor
If you could draw up a dominant low-post center on a board, it would look like Okafor. While he put up some very promising numbers during the tanking era in Philadelphia, he’s fallen out of favor in recent years due to how easily his limited mobility has been exploited by opposing offenses.
After Philly decided to let him go and move on with Joel Embiid, Okafor has bounced around between teams like the Nets, Pelicans, and Pistons. After being waived by the Hawks before the season began, a physical center like Okafor might be able to give Toronto some extra muscle in the paint.
Raptors free agency: Could Jahlil Okafor make his way to Toronto?
Even though he is averaging just 14.6 minutes per game and 3.9 boards per contest since leaving Philly, Okafor is converting on 59% of his looks. For all of his faults as a player, Okafor remains a strong interior finisher, and that could be enough to warrant a look from an undersized Toronto team.
Even as his career trudges on, teams are inclined to give Okafor more looks due to his post scoring and pedigree as a high draft pick. While Atlanta might not have wanted him as a backup, Toronto could use his broad shoulders to fill some holes.