4 Shooters the Toronto Raptors can poach from division rivals

The Toronto Raptors need to add more shooting this summer, and signing any of these free agents would bolster their roster while stealing from a division rival.
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The Toronto Raptors head into free agency with the potential to make a significant splash. Assuming that they work out a new contract with Immanuel Quickley, they could have as much as $27 million in cap space, and even more if they move expiring contracts such as Chris Boucher or Jalen McDaniels to a team with space.

While there are a number of different needs on the Raptors' roster, one area they will specifically need to focus on over the coming years is shooting. Scottie Barnes will best thrive if he can work with a spaced-out court, and assuming they are starting Jakob Poeltl or another non-shooting big the players on the perimeter will need to keep defenses honest by being a threat from outside.

The Raptors need to target shooting in free agency. If in the process they also can poach some players away from their division rivals that is all the better. Let's look at four shooters the Raptors could sign in free agency to take them away from other teams in the Atlantic Division.

No. 4: Sam Hauser, Boston Celtics

Every player in the full-strength rotation for the NBA Finals-bound Boston Celtics was a first-round pick; Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kristaps Porzingis and Al Horford were Top-5 picks, while Jrue Holiday was a mid-round pick and Derrick White and Payton Pritchard went late in the first. The one exception? Undrafted forward Sam Hauser.

Hauser is a gunner, pure and simple. The 6'8" forward is not much of a defender or playmaker but he can stroke the basketball. He has hit at least 41.8 percent of his 3-pointers in each of his three seasons in the league, averaging 42.2 percent overall. The Celtics would love to keep him around, but they are living above the second tax apron and are extremely limited in their spending. If the Raptors come in with a deal in the $5 or $6 million range per season it would seem unlikely that the Celtics could retain him.