1. Mitchell Robinson, New York Knicks
Robinson will be one of the most sought-after free agents on the market due to his combination of rare length and age. The Knicks will try to retain him, and teams like the Bulls are going to give it the old college try, but Toronto should not be discouraged by that competition.
Robinson is not going to be an offensive force, as he has never hit double-digits in scoring and holds no value outside of the dunker spot. Those are concerning, but his ability to block shots and rebound the basketball will make him a valued squad member.
Mitchell Robinson makes sense for the Toronto Raptors.
Robinson will need a substantial investment to leave New York for Toronto, so Ujiri might need to pull off some complicated cap shenanigans to acquire the long-limbed big man. Robinson can be so impactful that he is worthy of that big multi-year deal despite limited offense.
Instead of the 6-9 Pascal Siakam or 6-7 OG Anunoby trying their best against opposing centers, throwing a 7-0 goliath into the fray might be the best way to take an already effective Raptors defense and turn them into an all-world unit.