4 Free agents who should be on the Toronto Raptors' wish list

Buddy Hield, Nicolas Batum, Philadelphia 76ers
Buddy Hield, Nicolas Batum, Philadelphia 76ers / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages
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No. 3: Nic Batum

The Toronto Raptors should probably work on getting younger, either as part of a full rebuild or merely by adding players around their core who can grow with them. The next entrant on this list will fit that category perfectly.

There is something to be said for having an old head or two on the roster, however, a player who has been around the block a number of times and who can help a young team grow. That's why it may make sense for Toronto to target someone like Nic Batum to add to the roster.

Batum is in his 15th year in the NBA and will turn 36 during next season. The 6'8" wing would be an excellent mentor for Scottie Barnes, a gifted passer and shooter who can pass on his insight on maximizing that "point forward" skillset. Batum is also an expert of the entry pass, something of a forgotten skill in the NBA that Barnes and the entire roster would do well to learn.

Batum would also be a useful rotation player, ideally in a smaller role due to his age. He is a career 36.6 percent 3-point shooter who has hit 39 percent or better in four straight seasons, including 41.1 percent this year. He is not the player he once was, but his cunning and experience help to close the gap and would make him a valuable addition as both a player and mentor.