3 Raptors Masai Ujiri must trade immediately to kick-start rebuild

Ujiri needs to get back on the phone.

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2. Otto Porter Jr.

Porter has been completely excommunicated from the rotation, as the combination of his own poor play, constant injuries, and Darko Rajakovic's desire to give rotation minutes to youngsters like Gradey Dick and Jordan Nwora makes it very difficult for him to really stand out.

Porter has played in just 23 games over the last two seasons, only once hitting double digits in points and never topping six points in any of his performances last year. He helped the Golden State Warriors win a championship, however. That might be enough for some team to maybe part with a late second-round pick for him.

The Toronto Raptors could trade Otto Porter Jr.

Porter still has his 3-point shot and his versatility, and that might be enough in his favor to earn him one more shot from a team that is more willing to let him fight through injuries. Ujiri would be making this move as both a chance to get something back and a chance to free open a roster spot.

The Raptors would have an easier path to giving Jontay Porter a full-time NBA contract if they can open up a roster spot by parting with OPJ. His Raptors career just hasn't worked out, but he could be a prime candidate to get his old groove back after a trade to a contender.