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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No. 3: Bojan Bogdanovic, New York Knicks

The New York Knicks are something of a particular rival inside of the Atlantic Division after the vitriol from New York leading to the ongoing lawsuit about stealing proprietary information. That would make it all the sweeter if the Raptors could take one of the Knicks' free agents away from them.

Bojan Bogdanovic is not guaranteed to be a free agent this summer, but his contract is non-guaranteed and the Knicks may need to carve out breathing room under or around the second tax apron, especially if they bring back both OG Anunoby and Isaiah Hartenstein on lucrative new deals. Bogdanovic could be waived as a result.

That doesn't mean the Knicks wouldn't love to have him back, however. They could waive his $19 million salary, which is guaranteed for just $2 million next year, then look to bring him back at a lower number, shaving however many precious millions off of his cap hit.

That leaves Bogdanovic vulnerable to another team swopping in and outbidding the Knicks, however, or perhaps even willing to sign him to a deal straight-up. The Raptors are perilously thin behind Scottie Barnes on the forward line, and Bogdanovic would be an ideal second-unit pairing at the 4 alongside Jakob Poeltl when Barnes is sitting, and someone who can play alongside Barnes in plenty of lineups.

Bogdanovic is a career 39.4 percent 3-point shooter who is comfortable shooting off of movement, off of pindowns and spotting up from well outside the arc. He would add a lot of shooting versatility to the Toronto roster.