Toronto Raptors Roster
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Free-agent guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk agreed to a two-year deal with the Raptors on Saturday, with one of them being a player option. The 24-year-old began the 2020-21 season in Oklahoma City before heading to Detroit, where he averaged 6.9 points, 2.1 boards, and 1.6 assists throughout 36 games in the Motor City. He isn't expected to serve in a prominent role in Toronto this year. However, the sophomore will likely draw a start here or there, although he won't have consistent fantasy value moving ahead.
Toronto Raptors guard Goran Dragic may not be playing for a new team this season. After the veteran recently expressed his displeasure about suiting up for a franchise in the rebuilding stages, there haven't been many offers from clubs throughout the league to acquire his services, especially with his hefty $19.5 million salary. The 35-year-old has been a semi-consistent option for fantasy managers over the years. However, his health has been a big issue, and with the potential for a decreased role this season, it's probably best to look elsewhere for someone to fill the position.
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (shoulder) isn't on the market after all, at least according to the latest development. Siakam is reportedly content with remaining in Canada, and while the team will listen to offers, team president Masai Ujiri and general manager Bobby Webster aren't shopping the 27-year-old either. The sixth-year man out of New Mexico State recently underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum back in June and is expected to miss a month or so at the beginning of the season. However, although managers shouldn't select him early during fantasy drafts for the upcoming season, he is certainly worth a stash for those who've filled out their starting lineups.
Toronto Raptors center Khem Birch continues to see his fantasy value skyrocket heading into the regular season. With Pascal Siakam (shoulder) expected to miss a few months and Chris Boucher likely to see more time as a power forward, Birch has a clear path toward a consistent role as an effective fantasy option. The 28-year-old out of UNLV averaged 11.9 points, 7.6 boards, and 1.2 blocks during the 2020-21 campaign but could easily surpass those marks, primarily with a routine presence in the middle, at least until Siakam makes his way back.
Toronto Raptors center Chris Boucher is slated to spend time as a power forward this season. With Pascal Siakam (shoulder) likely to miss a month or two moving ahead, Boucher's fantasy stock is on the rise. Although he may not start, at least consistently, the 28-year-old still has a higher ceiling than most with a similar role. He averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 points, and 1.9 blocks while shooting 38.3 percent from deep throughout 60 games last season, so managers looking for value toward the later rounds of fantasy drafts shouldn't look past him.