Raptors Gary Trent Jr. is expected to decline the player option for next season

Raptors Gary Trent Jr. is expected to decline the player option for next season

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The past few weeks have been a real battle for the Toronto Raptors. With a 2-8 record in their last ten games and a six-game losing streak, the Raptors have a 13-18 record this season. Even after winning the NBA Finals in 2019, the Raptors still have a solid young core to continue to build around. However, a Raptor is expected to decline their player option at the end of the season.

Gary Trent Jr. is having another solid season for the Raptors in his third season with the team. For the 2022-23 season, Trent Jr. is averaging (16.9) points, (2.0) rebounds, (1.4) assists, and (1.6) steals per game. He’s clearly a valuable part of the Raptors team, but he might look elsewhere for more money if he feels he could make more. The 23-year-old is the fourth-highest goalscorer per game for the Raptors this season.

NBA betting sites have the Raptors at (+5500) to win the finals this season.

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Trent Jr. is expected to turn down the player option for next season

The Ohio native has gotten better in each of his six NBA seasons. Trent Jr. shoots 41 percent from the field and 38 percent from behind the arc. His defense is also a calling card of his young career. He’s averaged at least 1.1 steals per game over the past three seasons. Elite Defense will help him earn a well-deserved second contract.

HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto has reported that Trent Jr. is expected to turn down his $18.6 million player option for next season. He believes the Raptors have no interest in keeping him long-term.

“According to numerous NBA executives who spoke to HoopsHype at the G League Showcase, Gary Trent Jr. is unanimously the Raptors’ top draft candidate,” — Michael Scotto

There is a strong belief in the league that Trent Jr. will become a full free agent by the end of the summer. He might be trying to maximize his earnings and asking for about $20 million or more if he went freelance. Many NBA front offices are skeptical that the Raptors would keep him once he hits the $20 million annual mark.

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