5 Raptors who are playing for their future in Toronto

These Raptors must improve their play if they want to stay with the franchise.

Toronto Raptors, Bruce Brown
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1. Bruce Brown

Brown was a key addition from the Pascal Siakam trade. The Raptors explored his trade market before the deadline, but could not find a suitable deal. They have a decision to make on his team option for the 2024-25 season before June 29. Does Toronto pay him $23 million next season or decline the option and allow him to become an unrestricted free agent?

Brown played a key role on the Nuggets championship team last season, but can he find his place with the Raptors? There have been promising signs in the early going, but Toronto is loaded on the wing. Does he fit next to Immanuel Quickley in the backcourt? Can the Raptors figure out how to maximize all of their young talents? It won’t be easy, but having a stout defender and playmaker in his prime will certainly help them win.

Brown’s minutes and production are down across the board since arriving in Toronto. The Raptors need to get him more involved on both ends of the floor and allow the 6’4 guard to play to his strengths.

The Toronto Raptors have multiple players competing for their place on the team moving forward. They have a new look but hope for a short retool. Scottie Barnes is already an All-Star, and the Raptors want to build a contender around him quickly. It is all about finding the right pieces.