3. Kyle Kuzma, Washington Wizards
While Raptors fans may not want to see yet another power forward on this roster, swapping out one of the bigs on the roster and another high-priced complementary piece might be a way to bring Kuzma to town. Despite his strong start to the season, the Wizards may move him. Phoenix and Atlanta are already snooping around.
Kuzma is averaging 20.6 points and 7.7 points per game, unlocking parts of his offensive game that he was never able to access with the Lakers. Why Washington would want to part with this when Bradley Beal is locked in for the next five years is beyond me, but the Raptors could stand to be the beneficiaries of such a move.
Kyle Kuzma would be a tremendous scorer for the Toronto Raptors.
Kuzma would be a better perimeter threat than any of the backup power forwards currently on Toronto’s roster, and his age means that he could get signed to a long-term contract without crossing into the nine-figure threshold. That could be important if MLSE is looking to cut costs and pay Siakam.
Kuzma may not score 20 points per game on every team in the league, and certainly not on a Raptors team that generally likes to slow things down in their half-court sets. However, he’s proven to be an efficient sniper and improved post player with the Wizards, and all 29 other teams in the league would have use for a player like him.