2. Jake Layman
Layman has spent the last six years bouncing around between the Trail Blazers and Timberwolves with mixed results. While he is coming off a very poor season, the two prior years with Minnesota were so promising that the 28-year-old still has value as a free agent.
From 2018-2021, Layman averaged 7.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while making 49% of his shots. Having converted on just under 62% of his two-point shots, the 6-8 forward has proven to be a solid finisher. His 3-point percentage is the biggest obstacle toward short-term success for him.
The Toronto Raptors could improve Jake Layman.
Layman has shot 32% from 3-point range in that aforementioned span, though his numbers completely fell down the drain. If the Raptors are still confident in their ability to turn poor shooters into worthwhile offensive weapons, Layman could be their next reclamation project.
While he’s not an amazing defender, Layman could profile as an offensive sparkplug that Mykhailiuk was supposed to be in 2021-22. Layman will need some work, but he has more experience and quality than most rotation-worthy players who are available right now.