1. Mo Bamba, Orlando Magic
Of all the restricted free agents on the market, Bamba might be the most likely to be let go by his original team. Bamba could be kicked out of Orlando considering how one of either Jabari Smith or Chet Holmgren is coming to central Florida to pair with Wendell Carter.
Bamba averaged 10.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game last year while starting 69 games. With a success rate of 38% from 3-point range on four attempts per game, Bamba has made significant strides as a shooter. With his impossibly long wingspan helping him block shots, Bamba could find a home in Toronto.
Mo Bamba could be a starter for the Toronto Raptors.
Bamba was an unusual pick when he was drafted, as he had to sit behind Nikola Vucevic during his early years before Carter stole his starting spot. When he was finally given more playing time, he proved that he could be a quality starter. The only way for him to keep riding the momentum.
Khem Birch was arguably the worst player on the roster last year when you consider the expectations laid before him, and he could warrant replacing. Bamba adds youth and shot-blocking to a team that needs one more talented big alongside Precious Achiuwa in the rotation. If the 3-point shooting remains, Bamba could top last year’s averages.