5 Free agents who should be on Raptors' wish list

A few players Toronto would probably like to bring in this summer.

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Kyle Anderson

If the Raptors want to put an elite offensive connector next to Scottie Barnes, there may not be a better cost-effective option right now than Kyle Anderson. In the right role, Anderson can be a great floor-raiser on offense and contribute to winning basketball with his high IQ.

The reason why Kyle may be extremely gettable this summer is due to his down season in 2023-24. After signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves the 2022 offseason for two years and $18 million, Anderson had a fantastic season in 2022-23 where he led the Wolves in three-point field goal percentage.

But this year, Slo-Mo has seen such a big fall-off in production that he was being mentioned in trade talks leading up to the deadline. Much of his decrease in productivity involves his shooting, as Anderson is shooting just 20% from three this season, less than half of his impressive 41% clip from last season.

Playing on an expiring deal, Kyle will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and it is hard to imagine Minnesota making a huge effort at keeping him given their offensive struggles as a team. If the Raptors see this season as an outlier for Anderson and are confident in him bouncing back, he could be a very worthwhile target.