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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Kelly Oubre

While he does not necessarily carry the reputation, Kelly Oubre can be one of the more lethal catch-and-shoot players in the entire association when his shot is falling. Known as someone who tends to go on hot-and-cold shooting streaks, Oubre can be a very valuable commodity to teams who need something of a spark plug offensively.

Spending the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons in Charlotte, Oubre built a solid role in his first season with the Hornets in being one of the top bench scorers in the league. Finishing seventh in Sixth Man of the Year voting that season, he set himself up to average a career-high 20.3 points per game the next year when he became a full-time starter.

When the Hornets opted not to bring him back, Kelly signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers last summer and has been elevating their offense ever since. He is currently on a very team-friendly one-year, $2.8 million contract in Philly. When free agency hits in July, Oubre will become an unrestricted free agent.

Perhaps the biggest reason why the Raptors should be keeping their eyes peeled here is the price tag. Oubre's production is closer to that of a player on a three-year, $36 million type deal than to a player on the minimum. If they can get him this summer for a reasonable price, Toronto will have to consider pulling the trigger.