1. No shot
- Gradey Dick
- Christian Koloko
- Gary Trent Jr.
- Jakob Poeltl
- Scottie Barnes
Koloko is worth developing, but he likely won’t recoup a ton if he is dangled. Poeltl signed a huge contract in free agency, showing that Ujiri wants to build a defensive team structure around Poeltl’s rebounding, shot-blocking, and mobility in the paint.
It remains to be seen what Dick’s role will be in his rookie season, but the Raptors will likely give him every opportunity to show that he belongs. His finish to Summer League gave fans a very brief glimpse into what he is going to provide during his first few seasons.
The Toronto Raptors will not trade Scottie Barnes.
Trent chose to top into his contract, and the Raptors are reportedly working towards some sort of extension with the Raptors. A terrific scorer getting more efficient every year, Trent is the exact type of player this team needs. Perhaps Dick can evolve into a 6-8 version of him.
No matter what happens in the next few years, the Raptors are totally committed to Barnes. While he is far from an ideal franchise cornerstone due to the clear flaws of his style of play, the Raptors are wisely choosing to roll the dice on a player that profiles as a future star.