2 Raptors players who deserve more playing time, and 2 who need to play less

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Gary Trent Jr. needs to play less

Kelly Olynyk needs to play less because he has been awful when on the court in all but a couple of games, and he doesn't have anything to prove because he's already under contract for the next two seasons after this one. Interestingly, the Raptors need to play Gary Trent Jr. less for exactly the opposite reason.

He has been fine in his minutes this season, shooting an impressive 40.2 percent from deep but just 44.3 percent from 2-point range. He has been unable to increase his role and is essentially just a steady 3-and-D wing; it's unlikely anything he does over the rest of the season will have much impact on his market this summer.

Trent is heading for unrestricted free agency this summer and the writing on the walls appears to be that the Raptors will not be bringing him back. With the Fat Lady warming up backstage this season is essentially over, so giving minutes to a veteran unlikely to be back isn't how Toronto needs to use its rotation.

Younger wings like Ochai Agbaji, Jordan Nwora and Gradey Dick should get plenty of tick, and players like Javon Freeman-Liberty and Jahmi'us Ramsey should get a shot at proving something down the stretch and potentially changing the course of their careers. Trent and the Raptors don't gain much of anything by continuing to play him a large role the rest of the way.