Raptors: 4 trades with tanking teams that could make Toronto a contender

Raptors: 4 trades with tanking teams that could make Toronto a contender

The Toronto Raptors will be in the market for some upgrades at the 2020-21 NBA Trade Deadline, as they are in need of some depth both inside and outside. Names like Norman Powell and Aron Baynes have been floated as potential trade bait, and a trade might come to fruition in the coming weeks. While […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Norman Powell is making it impossible to trade him

Raptors: Norman Powell is making it impossible to trade him

The Toronto Raptors will likely be in the market for some of the potential trade chips that will become available at the 2021 Trade Deadline. If they want to potentially upgrade their frontcourt, Toronto doesn’t have a ton of pieces that could conceivably be moved. Norman Powell looked like the perfect candidate to move given […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 young centers that Masai Ujiri and Toronto could trade for

Raptors: 3 young centers that Masai Ujiri and Toronto could trade for

The Toronto Raptors will likely be in the market for a few new acquisitions at the 2020-21 NBA Trade Deadline, as the roster is in need of some reinforcements if they want to fend off some competition in the suddenly extremely deep Eastern Conference. Luckily for Toronto, the supply of promising young players to add […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Why Masai Ujiri should avoid a JJ Redick trade

Toronto Raptors: Why Masai Ujiri should avoid a JJ Redick trade

The Toronto Raptors will be active on the trade market if they start to slide out of the playoff picture, as Masai Ujiri and the newly-extended Bobby Webster will try to sell off some of their contributors. If the Raptors are still in the hunt for the postseason, expect Ujiri to be on the phones […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: 3 veteran free agents who could help Toronto right now

Raptors: 3 veteran free agents who could help Toronto right now

The Toronto Raptors could look to the free-agent market to wake this team up. It’s still very early in the truncated 2020-21 season, but Toronto Raptors look nothing like the title-winning team of two years ago or the electric young bunch that made some noise in the Disney bubble. At 1-4, a mark of futility […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

How do these trades affect the Leafs?

A lot has happened in the trade market over the past few days. None of it involved the Leafs. That doesn’t mean that it’s greatest impact wasn’t on the Leafs and it’s important we dissect these moves to determine how they impacted Toronto.
Let’s go through these four trades in the order in which they occurred to determine how impacted the Leafs may have been.
Andy Greene for a 2021 2nd Round Pick and David Quenneville
We’ll start off by looking at Andy Greene. There is no way the Leafs should have ever wanted Andy Greene on their team, so on the surface this doesn’t look like it impacts the Leafs a whole lot. Where it gets interesting is twofold.
First, the return for Andy Greene is absolutely bonkers. Giving up a 2nd round pick for ancient defenseman making $5M a year is pretty crazy, and serves to remind Leafs fans of what the potential return could be if they were to shop some of their players as sellers at the deadline. In particular, a healthy Cody Ceci might have value, but alas, he’s not …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation