4 Toronto Raptors who damaged their contract value in 2023-24

The Toronto Raptors' disappointing season has sent shockwaves throughout the roster. Which players damaged their contract value this year?
Bruce Brown and Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
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No. 3: Jalen McDaniels

When Jalen McDaniels could not get much playing time early in the season, it was easy to chalk that up to the realities of the Toronto Raptors' roster. With Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby playing significant minutes at the forward positions, there simply wasn't space for McDaniels.

Once those players left, all excuses were stripped away. McDaniels had to play in the second half of the season due to injuries, but even with the Raptors signing players off the street to put into the lineup he averaged just 10.8 minutes per game for the year, and only four times all season played more than 20 minutes.

The reason is clear to see in his numbers: he shot just 16.9 percent from 3-point range and 44.9 percent inside the arc. He had 52 fouls and 30 turnovers on the season to just 37 assists and 25 "stocks" (steals and blocks). He was a disaster on offense, a disaster on defense, and if the Raptors had anyone with a pulse at the forward positions Darko Rajakovic played them above McDaniels.

The Raptors initially signed McDaniels to a two-year, $9.3 million contract, so he will be around for another season unless the team decides to outright waive him to clear the roster spot. It's hard to see McDaniels getting more than the minimum on his next deal, and it's possible he heads overseas next offseason. His season was that bad.