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.
Buddy Hield, Philadelphia 76ers
Buddy Hield, Philadelphia 76ers / Sarah Stier/GettyImages
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No. 1: Buddy Hield, Philadelphia 76ers

Tobias Harris may have worn out his welcome in Philadelphia, but Buddy Hield just arrived. The 76ers traded for him at the Trade Deadline and he profiles as the ideal offensive role player to pair with Joel Embiid, who at times has excelled with movement shooters such as JJ Redick and Seth Curry.

Philadelphia could easily go after a top-tier free agent and also look to bring back Hield on a new contract, but given all of the moving parts and their need to preserve financial flexibility he would probably be poachable at a reasonable level.

The Raptors could strongly benefit from a veteran shooter like Buddy Hield to come in and open up their offense. Signing him to a strong number for a couple of seasons as Gradey Dick grows into the role would make a lot of sense, and his ability to run actions with Scottie Barnes as the ball-handler would open up seams for Barnes to attack.

Hield shot 38.6 percent from 3-point range last season on 6.8 attempts per game, which actually brought his career mark down to 40 percent. He is one of the premier 3-point shooters of the past decade, already ranking 22nd in league history in made 3-pointers. Only Stephen Curry has made more 3-pointers in the last five seasons than Hield, and it's close.

Of all of the 76ers' free agents, they likely want to keep Hield the most. That makes him the perfect player to target at the start of free agency, before Philadelphia has their ducks in a row, to bring an impact shooter to Toronto's lineup.

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