5 major lineup questions Toronto Raptors must address this offseason

The Toronto Raptors have some major questions to answer about their rotation this offseason. How might they seek out those answers?
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No. 2: Do the Raptors give up on Ochai Agbaji?

Ochai Agbaji came off of a charmed final season of college basketball before entering the 2022 NBA Draft, but his start to his NBA career has been rocky and disappointing. After significantly improving as a shooter in college, he hasn't been able to hit anything since entering the league.

Agbaji has shot 32.6 percent from 3-point range in his two seasons, including a frigid 21.7 percent from deep in 27 games with the Toronto Raptors. At 6'5" he doesn't have excellent size to be a wing stopper, and while he has some playmaking to his game it's not good enough for a team to lean on. To build a long career he needs to be a shooter, and thus far he hasn't been.

The Raptors have to decide prior to the start of the season whether or not to exercise his fourth year team option for 2025-26. Have they seen enough to pick that up and commit to paying him not just next season but the following one? Do they decline it and make Agbaji prove himself? Do they just trade or waive him now and cut bait, freeing up the roster spot?

First-round picks, especially lottery picks, often get a longer leash than they have earned. There is a reason they were drafted so highly, after all. Yet the Raptors' front office is not invested in the young wing; he has already been traded twice since being drafted. If the Raptors want to move on, it benefits them to decide that this offseason to make a call on his team option.