Practical Max Cap Space: $-26,500,000
O.G. Anunoby $2,000,000 (3 years)
Serge Ibaka $22,000,000 (2 years)
Norman Powell $10,000,000 (4 years)
Key Free Agents:
Fred VanFleet (Restricted)
Best Free Agent Target:
The Raptors got swept by Lebron and have no cap space. This is a team that is in contention, but there is no real way for them to get any better. VanFleet is a restricted free agent, and they are going to have to pay him substantially more than what he is making now. They are already almost 30 million dollars over the cap, and over the tax line by a decent amount as well. This team payroll could get very expensive the next couple of years with Lowry and other aging player’s salaries continuing to go up year by year. The best course of action that the Raptors could take, is to try to unload some money, and not give up many assets. That is going to be very difficult. This team is basically locked into their roster for the next two years at least. Not much to say about them, they are a good but not great team that is going to be a second round or Conference finals team that gets knocked out by a team with better talent.