1. Gary Harris, Orlando Magic
Harris has been a quality guard for the last decade in the pros, but he has had the misfortune of being stuck on some anonymous Nuggets teams and rebuilding Magic squads. Harris is ready to finally start winning, and Toronto could allow him to do so.
Harris, who averaged 17.5 points per game in his age-23 season with Denver, averaged 10.9 points per game while hitting 38% of his 3-pointers in 81 games with the Magic. Imagine the minutes that went to Svi Mykhailiuk in the middle of the season going to someone with Harris’ pedigree.
Gary Harris makes too much sense for the Toronto Raptors.
The Koloko pick showed that Toronto is being very proactive in addressing the holes in their roster. With Mykhailiuk coming off a down season and Justin Champagnie likely not offensively savvy enough to earn full-time rotation work, signing Harris is a very logical step forward.
Playing with a lack of cohesive offensive infrastructure on a tanking team with a rookie head coach did a number on Harris’ value. A defined role on a team like Toronto would be one way to prove to the rest of the league what a positive player he can be.