Three free agents the Toronto Raptors could target

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 18: Donatas Motiejunas
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Toronto Raptors

C.J. Miles, Indiana Pacers

Position: shooting guard/small forward

Age: 30

2016-17 salary cap hit: $4.5 million

If the Raptors are trying to add shooters, Miles fits the bill. The former Pacer shot a career-high 41.3 percent from behind the arc last season and is a career 36.1 percent shooter from three. He’s also been consistent the past three seasons, making an average of 2.2 threes per game.

Miles is due for a nice pay raise thanks to his consistency from the perimeter, but he’s no slouch on defence either. He did post a career-low defensive rating (DRtg) of 111 last season, but he also held opponents to 37.6 percent from behind the arc. Neither number is impressive, but considering he owns a career 108 DRtg, he’s likely better defensively than what he played last year and you could argue his play was a bi-product of how the Pacers played.

As for how he might fit in with the Raptors. Miles’ 6-foot-6 frame sets him up to be a nice utility piece off the bench where he can backup either DeMar DeRozan or whoever is starting at small forward. Again, his ability to shoot the three will really help the Raptors, especially if the team continues to run a lot of pick-and-roll offence. If they do, it should lead to open kickouts, which is straight cash for Miles, who shot 50.8 percent on corner threes last season.