All indicators are that the Raptors will sit out this particular cycle of the trade deadline. There has been speculation that they might pick up a player whose contract has been recently bought out after the trade deadline passes. The Raptors do have one roster slot currently open so that is a plausible option. But this Raptors team is so well constructed from a on and off the court perspective that it would be surprising to see Masai Ujiri make any major move.
Note: for all 30 NBA teams potential trade deadline swaps, we are cataloguing the articles differently from our usual layup/mid range/deep from downtown structure. The reason being is the most informative five links to these trade rumors provide sufficient fodder for conversation. Beyond the five best links these conjectures can become a little superfluous. As always though you will know how much time to expect read, watching or listening to each one of these links as that information is always provided.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT POTENTIAL RAPTORS TRADE DEADLINE SWAPS
#1 Raptors not expected to be major players at the trade deadline (7 min read)
#2 Even though this article doesn’t directly address potential trades, it does a great job of showing how well constructed this Raptors team is from a salary cap perspective. Players salaries and the cap play a major role in any teams trade possibilities. (2 min read)
#3 Making a case for trading Valanciunas at the trade deadline. (2 min read)
#4 Why the Raptors should add veteran piece for title piece after the trade deadline. (6 min read)
#5 Raptors trade deadline history via Real GM (3 min read)