Toronto Raptors To Overhaul Roster? Demar Derozan, Kyle Lowry And Jonas Valanciunas Untouchable

Toronto Raptors To Overhaul Roster? Demar Derozan
Toronto Raptors To Overhaul Roster? Demar Derozan

The Toronto Raptors had a very disappointing run in this year’s playoffs as they were swept by John Wall’s Washington Wizards squad.

With the team’s collapse, General Manager Masaj Ujiri will be looking to overhaul the roster.

National Post’s  Eric Koreen said that the Raptors are looking for two-way players.

By next season, Amir Johnson, Tyler Hansbrough, Chuck Hayes, Landry Fields and Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams will become unrestricted free agents and some of them might not be coming back.

“More than anything, the Raptors need to change their roster.

They need more two-way talent, regardless of who is coaching.

The starting lineup needs to be upgraded in two spots, small forward and power forward.

That is on Ujiri, and it will be fascinating to watch him manoeuvre from an intriguing, if complicated, position,” Koreen said.

As of the moment, Kyle Lowry, Demar Derozan, and Jonas Valanciunas are the only untouchable players in the roster per ESPN’s Mark Stein .

However, in a report by Casey Sherman of Rant Sports , he claims that Demar Derozan is not the player that will bring the Toronto Raptors to the promised land.

“He’s not a franchise player; he doesn’t have ‘it’.

He’s too slow, doesn’t shoot threes well, is not a vocal leader and doesn’t have the passing, defense or basketball intelligence to make up for these deficiencies,” he said.

Moreover, Bleacher Report reported that Dwayne Casey’s job is safe but Rants Sports  also reported that he is not the right fit for this team.

Quoting the website, “Raptors fans should hope the decision to fire Casey gets made.

Despite improving the team’s record each of his four years coaching, and despite this season’s franchise record of 49 wins, it is clear Casey is not the long-term fit for the franchise.” 

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