2 Free agents, 1 wild card Raptors could sign to fill vacant roster spot

The Raptors have some offseason work to do.

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1. Darius Bazley

Bazley is a bit of an unusual move, as he is currently signed to the Delaware Blue Coats, also known as the G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. He's also the smallest of the players mentioned, playing more like a scoring wing than the low-post big man the team needs.

However, the Raptors don't seem overly committed to leaving either Otto Porter Jr. or Jalen McDaniels in the rotation full time after some up-and-down nights from both of them. If they want a player who can fill that role with a reasonably high ceiling, giving Bazley a full NBA contract might be the best move.

Darius Bazley could be a rotation player for the Toronto Raptors.

Bazley averaged 12.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game (albeit with some poor efficiency numbers) during his age-20 and age-21 seasons with the Thunder. While he has had a hard time sticking in the NBA after the Thunder ditched him, the Raptors might be willing to throw him a lifeline.

The Raptors aren't getting enough out of Porter or McDaniels, and they need more overall offensive juice despite the additions of Barrett and Quickley. Bazley is not a perfect player, but there are much worse players Toronto could roll the dice on if the goal is purely trying to find offensive playmakers.

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