2. Otto Porter Jr.
The Raptors are rarely a premier free agent destination, but they were able to snag one of the players on the market from a fit perspective when they stole Porter from the reigning champion Warriors. The promise of a role as the team’s top bench gunner had to appeal to him.
Porter averaged the fewest points per game he’s amassed in a half-decade, but this was clearly due to a lack of volume. Porter averaged 6.6 shots per game in just over 22 minutes. The Raptors will assuredly give him a much greener light than what he had in Golden State.
The Toronto Raptors need a player like Otto Porter Jr.
Porter remains a tremendous knockdown shooter who should get force-fed a steady diet of 3-pointers. Porter was often used as a small-ball power forward, which allowed him to use his athleticism in Golden State. Toronto might give him a similar responsibility.
Porter has already proven that he is willing to sacrifice volume for the sake of a championship team. Just one year later, Porter will need to feel comfortable chucking it up. Without it, the bench issues that plagued Toronto last year might start to rise up again.