3 Undervalued free agents the Toronto Raptors can buy low on this summer

These three offseason targets are worth taking a chance on if you're Masai Ujiri and the Raptors front office.
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No. 3: JaVale McGee

At 36 years old, JaVale McGee is considered one of the league's most storied journeymen. McGee has had a successful career, winning three NBA championships - two with the Golden State Warriors and one with the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite his age, McGee seemingly secures a new job with a different team every offseason, given his proven championship, playoff, and veteran experience. While he may not be a game-changer on offense, he can still provide passable defense as a big man and maintains a tough, physical style of play even as he gets older.

Having a well-versed player on your team with a long resume of proven NBA experience is extremely valuable, just look at the addition of 15-year veteran Garrett Temple this past season. It pays to have a hard-nosed, as the kids say "old head" on the team, who is always ready to pass wisdom to the youngsters. Temple took that role in stride, he didn't need to be someone getting consistent minutes on a night-to-night basis, but he showed up when the team needed him most.

And that's where JaVale McGee is tailor-made to step into a similar veteran/mentor-type role. He may have lost a step as a 16-year vet, but McGee can take young forwards like RJ Barrett and Scottie Barnes under his wing, and even help out the older bigs down the middle like Jakob Poeltl and Kelly Olynyk from time to time. Speaking of Kelly Olynyk, given his flexibility as a stretch four/floor spacing center, you could run certain lineups with McGee and Olynyk on the floor. It wouldn't be a sustainable big-man duo in the long term, but it serves to have a gritty old-timer who's been on the biggest of stages.

Better yet, it helps that McGee announced he has no plans to step away from the game anytime soon, making Toronto's chances at snagging the 7-foot-tall center in good standing.