One-sentence progress reports of all 17 Toronto Raptors on the roster

Gary Trent Jr. and Jakob Poeltl, Toronto Raptors and Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
Gary Trent Jr. and Jakob Poeltl, Toronto Raptors and Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages

NBA teams can roster as many as 15 players at one time; most tend to spend at least part of the season with 14. If you add in two-way players, a team's total can reach 18 players. Thus far this season, the Toronto Raptors have played a whopping 27 players, illustrating the turnover this roster has undergone since the start of the year.

That makes it a prime time to look over the entire roster. Who is currently employed by the Toronto Raptors? Who are they, and how have they played thus far this season, or at least since joining the Raps? Let's start at the back-end of the roster and work our way up to the young All-Star leading the way.

The Two-Way Players

No. 17: Markquis Nowell

The shortest player in the NBA, Nowell is a confident floor general and solid shooter whose quick hands can generate turnovers but whose size likely dooms his long-term NBA future.

No. 16: Javon Freeman-Liberty

The star of Summer League, Freeman-Liberty is a 6'4" guard who can absolutely light it up and has been destroying the G League; the Raptors may give him some run down the stretch.

No. 15: Jontay Porter

Michael's younger brother is a playmaking big man with an incredible amount of skill, but injuries and a lack of athleticism have muted his NBA career; there is a chance everything comes together for him.

No. 14: D.J. Carton

An undersized combo guard, D.J. Carton is currently on a 10-Day contract ensuring the Raptors are not penalized for having fewer than 14 players; he has been lighting it up in the G League and could land a longer contract.

The End-of-Bench Guys

No. 13: Garrett Temple

A little-used veteran wing, Garrett Temple is on his 12th team and serves more as a mentor to the roster than a steady rotation player.

No. 12: Chris Boucher

The bloom has come off the rose for Chris Boucher, but while the shot never developed he is still rebounding and blocking shots as a serviceable backup big man for the Raps this season.

No. 11: Jalen McDaniels

A toolsy 6'9" forward who showed flashes of two-way play the last couple of seasons, the older McDaniels brother has looked largely lost in Toronto this season and is hitting just 20.8 percent of his 3-pointers.

No. 10: Jordan Nwora

A college star who has reinvented himself as a movement shooter with size, Jordan Nwora came over in the Pascal Siakam trade and is battling Gradey Dick for minutes as a bench gunner.

The Reliable Reserves

No. 9: Ochai Agbaji

The Raptors bought low on second-year wing Ochai Agbaji, a star at Kansas who has an intriguing combination of playmaking, shooting and defensive ability if he can put it all together at NBA speeds; he hadn't yet for Utah but Toronto has hope they can tap his potential.

No. 8: Gradey Dick

Rookie lottery pick Gradey Dick struggled early but has found his footing of late, playing significant minutes and bombing away from long-range (38.1 percent on 6.8 attempts per 36 minutes); if his defense holds up he'll be a long-term starter.

No. 7: Kelly Olynyk

Toronto sought out Canadien-born Olynyk at the Trade Deadline, adding the skilled big who can shoot and pass with aplomb but is not much of a rim protector.

No. 6: Bruce Brown

Brown landed a big payday after his role for the champion Denver Nuggets, but since arriving in Toronto ahead of the Trade Deadline the wing known for his defense and playmaking has been one of the Raptors' worst players.

The Starting Lineup

No. 5: Gary Trent Jr.

The pending free agent wing has been solid in a smaller role this season, shooting 41.3 percent from deep and leading the league in turnover percentage (only 5.8 percent of his plays end in a turnover).

No. 4: RJ Barrett

Another Canadien brought home this season, RJ Barrett is scoring both efficiently and prolifically since joining the Raptors, with a 60.3 percent effective field goal percentage that is a career-best by far.

No. 3: Jakob Poeltl

The Raptors may pay an expensive cost in the end, but there is no question that Jakob Poeltl has helped Toronto on both ends as a towering center whose rebounding and rim protection have been vital and whose passing is underrated (2.5 assists per game).

No. 2: Immanuel Quickley

Toronto hoped to land their co-star of the future when they made point guard Immaneul Quickley the centerpiece of the OG Anunoby deal, but since arriving he has been on fire from deep but struggled nearly everywhere else.

No. 1: Scottie Barnes

Third-year point forward who made his first All-Star Team this season and has been even better since, displaying an improved jumper to go with his elite defense and versatile offensive portfolio.

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