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Toronto Raptors: 5 Players Who Are Not Returning to the Team

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The NBA 2019-20 season witnessed the LA Lakers’ remarkable victory and the outstanding sportsmanship of LeBron James. Now, the off-season has started with many teams considering trading their players. The Toronto Raptors are among them. They have a big question standing before them – whether to sell players in this off-season or not?

Since the Raptors couldn’t win the championship, they need to assess their strength as a team. Here’s a list of 5 players who, as per the rumors, may not return to their team next year. While it’s true that they have had an excellent regular season, but their performance wasn’t good enough to beat the Boston Celtics.

The Raptors are one of the East’s powerful teams, but their key players are about to hit free agency. 

The Toronto Raptors: 5 Players Who Will Leave Raptors

Best Toronto Raptor Player – Fred VanVleet

Fred VanVleet is the biggest name in the 2020 NBA free agency. The 26-year-old had the best season of his career this year as he scored 17.6 points and shot 39% from the 3-point line. When it comes to the names of players entering free agency this year, VanVleet is one of them. 

He’s proved his talent by scoring 17.6 points and shooting 39% from the 3-point line this season. If we consider the NBA trade rumors, Fred VanVleet, 26 years, is on the “most wanted” list of other teams interested in strengthening their squads. If we consider it, the Raptors will struggle to retain him if he gets hefty pay offers from others. 

Marc Gasol

The second raptor entering free agency is Marc Gasol. However, Gasol isn’t in his glory period anymore. The 35-year-old player managed to score 7.5 points with 6.2 rebounds. The rumors say that Gasol might return to his homeland – Spain, next year. However, this rumor isn’t confirmed by authority. Given his situation, he will be allowed to return to his country using the management’s free agency. 

Serge Ibaka

Serge Ibaka turned out to be one of the best players for the Raptors. He delivered more than what was expected from him. Ibaka scored an impressive 15.4 points, shot 38.5%, and 8.2 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is a young player with many years left to play on the court. He will likely receive many offers from the rivals. It’s going to be challenging work for them to retain Ibaka.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Hollis-Jefferson is another contender from the Raptors hitting the free agency. He’s not performed up to his potential this season. He just scored 7 points in each game. He can prove himself in the upcoming future, but his team can’t wait for it to happen. They might have to let him go this off-season.

Strongest Asset of Toronto Raptors – Norman Powell

The final free agent from Toronto is Norman Powell. He’s improved his game this season by getting 16 points and reached 39.9%. The shooting guard can become one of the best in the league in upcoming championships, but it appears that his team might trade him for someone else. He’s currently their most vital player. 

It appears that the upcoming season will be an interesting watch for us. What do you think about it? Drop the comments below to let us know your opinions. Don’t forget to follow us for more sports news.


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