3 Players who earned new contracts with the Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors will be negotiating new contracts with a number of players this summer. These three players earned new contracts with the team.
Immanuel Quickley, Toronto Raptors
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Much of the excitement around the NBA offseason centers on what additions a team can make. Can your favorite team trade for this star, or sign that free agent, or draft that generational prospect?

Before the Toronto Raptors can get to the additions, however, they must first consider which players on the current roster they want to keep. Toronto has a number of players eligible for new contracts, some on contract extensions and others because they are hitting free agency..

Which players have earned a return ticket, and which ones will be shown the door? Let's look at three players that Masai Ujiri and company should be signing to new contracts this summer.

No. 3: Jordan Nwora

There are likely not a lot of outlets banging the drum for the Raptors to re-sign Jordan Nwora. A throw-in for the Pascal Siakam trade, the former Milwaukee and Indiana forward averaged just 15.6 minutes per game after arriving in Toronto and didn't do anything that screamed to the public "I deserve a new contract."

Hopefully, he did enough to scream to the front office that he deserves one. Nwora is a 6'8" forward who can shoot off of movement and rebounds the ball well, a strong combination for a role player. He was also very productive in his 15 minutes per game; extrapolate his numbers out to per-36 and he averaged 18.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals and hit 2.2 3-pointers.

Nwora is not going to set any records nor even crack the starting lineup, but he is exactly the type of role player you take a shot on. If his shot accuracy improves even slightly he becomes an extremely valuable player to have around.

Contract Prediction: 2-years, $8.5 million