Raptors Re-Sign Immanuel Quickley To Five-Year Deal

JULY 8: The Raptors have announced the new contract with Quickley (Twitter link).

“Immanuel embodies so many things that are important to our team,” team president Masai Ujiri said. “… He wants to win and he will be a Raptor for years to come. We are very high on I.Q. – our point guard of the future.”

JUNE 28: Immanuel Quickley, a restricted free agent this offseason, intends to re-sign with the Raptors, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, who reports (via Twitter) that the guard will receive a five-year contract worth $175MM.

Quickley, the Sixth Man of the Year runner-up in 2022/23, was the centerpiece of the Raptors’ return in the OG Anunoby trade with the Knicks in December, arriving in Toronto midway through the season along with RJ Barrett.

The fourth-year guard averaged 18.6 points, 6.8 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game with a .395 3PT% in his first 38 games as a Raptor, establishing himself as part of the team’s long-term future.

As we wrote when we ranked Quickley seventh in our list of this summer’s top 50 free agents, Tyler Herro (four years, $120MM, plus incentives), Jordan Poole (four years, $123MM, plus incentives), and Devin Vassell (five years, $135MM, plus incentives) were expected to be a few points of comparison for the guard’s contract negotiations this summer.

While it remains to be seen if Quickley’s $175MM will be fully guaranteed, the 25-year-old appears poised to land a bigger payday than any of those players by securing an annual average value of $35MM per year.

It’s the second major financial commitment the Raptors will make to a cornerstone piece this summer. The team also reportedly intends to sign Scottie Barnes to a five-year rookie scale extension that will begin in 2025/26 and will be worth a projected $225MM.

Neither deal can become official until July, and Toronto may not rush to formally complete Quickley’s deal, since his cap hold is just $12.5MM. If they end up operating under the cap, the Raptors can use up all their room while keeping that hold on their books, then go over the cap using Quickley’s Bird rights to sign him to his new deal.

Quickley is the fifth free agent in the top 10 of our top-50 list to reach an agreement with his team during the new exclusive negotiating window between the end of the NBA Finals and the official start of free agency on June 30. He joins Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Nic Claxton, and Malik Monk as players who have agreed to remain with their current teams. The other players in our top 10 are Paul George, Tyrese Maxey (who is considered a lock to remain in Philadelphia), LeBron James, DeMar DeRozan, and James Harden.

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