3 Teams that could steal Immanuel Quickley away from Raptors this offseason

Immanuel Quickley will be a restricted free agent this summer, and these NBA teams have the cap space and desire to steal him away from the Toronto Raptors.
Immanuel Quickley, Toronto Raptors
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No. 1: Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic have an extremely potent foundation in place, with All-Star Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner at the forward positions, Jalen Suggs continuing to develop in the backcourt and a trio of centers at the 5. That group formed a defense strong enough to propel this young team into the playoffs and all the way to Game 7 against a more talented Cleveland Cavaliers team.

As the Magic look at the roster and what they will need to continue ascending in the Eastern Conference, the top priority is clear: the Magic need another player who can take the ball and create their own shot, either scoring or setting up teammates. Given the spacing limitations of Banchero and Wagner, that player also needs to be a strong 3-point shooter.

Suggs has improved as a shooter but is largely a play finisher, and the combination of Markelle Fultz, Anthony Black and Cole Anthony is well short of what the Magic need from the position. That's where Immanuel Quickley comes in: his combination of size and motor on defense should help him execute the Magic scheme, and his scoring potency on offense would be well-received by Orlando.

The question for the Magic is whether they can be patient enough to run through the restricted free agent process. If Quickley signs an offer sheet with the Magic it will take days before they know for certain what Toronto will do, and if Masai Ujiri matches then the Magic may be left high and dry too late in the process for anyone to be left.

It's a gamble, but if the Magic (or Spurs or Pistons) have an inkling of knowledge that the Raptors may not match at the max, they should think long and hard about adding Immanuel Quickley.

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