2. PF Marvin Bagley III
We’ve mentioned a Bagley trade several times, and the lack of a truly dominant post presence in Toronto has prompted the need to look for reinforcements elsewhere. As horrific as Bagley can be on defense at times, there’s no doubt that he’d be the best bench scorer on the team if he got traded to Toronto.
Bagley might only be averaging 8.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game this year, but that is because Luke Walton and Alvin Gentry have cut into his playing time. Toronto has plenty of frontcourt options, but none of them possess the offensive ceiling that Bagley has.
Toronto Raptors: Marvin Bagley III has some potential.
Bagley is going to get picked up in free agency by some team intrigued by how he can score. With Precious Achiuwa and Chris Boucher incredibly inconsistent from day to day and Khem Birch a below-average offensive player, the temptation to swoop in for Bagley is still there.
Bagley needs someone that believes in him and his ability to be a consistent scorer in this league. The Raptors could give him that opportunity given the troubles they have had on the bench. If his defense improves even slightly, Bagley could potentially find a home north of the border.