3. Sign Malik Monk.
The Raptors require some shooting in the worst way possible, as the combination of a lack of sharpshooting excellence and bench quality made it tough for them to crack into that elite tier. Monk took the minimum to help LA compete for a title before their nightmare season, and now it’s time for him to cash in.
Monk had his best season to date, averaging 13.8 points per game while making 47% of his shots and 39% of his 3-pointers. Monk is not just a stationary sniper, as he is still a top-shelf leaper who can score in the double digits as both a slasher and 3-point launcher with the Raptors.
Malik Monk would be ideal for the Toronto Raptors.
Monk is a much better player than he was with Charlotte, but he is still not a great defender. Luckily for Monk, joining Toronto would get him close to Nick Nurse. It took Nurse all of one year to turn Gary Trent Jr. from unplayable to undroppable on defense.
There are plenty of free agent guards that could give the Raptors the scoring punch they need, but no one brings the combination of long-term potential and immediate production that Monk has. Toronto will need to outbid contenders from both conferences to get him in red and black.