1. Otto Porter, Golden State Warriors
Porter’s career since leaving the Wizards has not been what the No. 3 overall pick anticipated, as he has often struggled with injuries and shuffled between rebuilding teams. With the Warriors in 2021-22, Porter showed that he was willing to accept a reduced role and be an impact player on a winner.
Porter averaged 8.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game while making 46% of his shots and 37% of his attempts from deep. Porter became an ace reserve for Golden State, and he could get an even bigger role if Toronto is sold on his combination of shooting and versatility.
Otto Porter Jr. could boost the Toronto Raptors on both ends.
Porter averaged just under seven shots per game in 22.6 minutes per game. On a Raptors bench that lacks offensive creation, Porter will get a much greener light. Still just 29 years old after all these years, Porter might have a higher ceiling than some of the similarly-priced players in this talent tier.
Not only is Ujiri fond of adding players with Porter’s physical traits, but he’s developed a reputation for taking former first-round picks and trying to dig deep into their reservoirs of talent. Porter and Achiuwa in the same lineup next to one another could help the bench be much more productive.