1. Gary Trent Jr.
Trent is fresh off averaging 18.3 points per game while establishing himself as both a premier 3-point shooter and one of the more pesky wing defenders in the Eastern Conference. What could he possibly have at stake? Considering his contract situation, Trent could fumble the bag this season.
Trent can technically opt out of his contract and become a free agent after this season. With how strong he played last year, Trent will likely opt out and get the biggest bag possible. Unfortunately, one bad season could torpedo his value and cost him millions of dollars.
Toronto Raptors: Gary Trent Jr. is playing for his third contract.
Trent can be a lethal scorer when he’s on, but even the most ardent Trent fan has to admit that he can be a bit streaky. Going cold for an extending period of time might be so detrimental to his stats that he opts back in with Toronto. That’s great for the Raptors, but it could cost Trent some money.
Trent has been mentioned as a Kevin Durant trade chip for the last month, but the Raptors would ideally like to keep him as their top shooting guard and pay him as such. Even with that mutual interest, Trent might fumble the bag if he sees his stats start to decline.