Oct 23, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) reacts after a basket against the Memphis Grizzlies at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Grizzlies 108-72. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Toronto Raptors open to trade everyone on roster except Valanciunas


It’s official. Masai Ujiri wants to totally blowup Toronto — or at least is thinking about it.

Not in a bad way, but he definitely wants to start over with his own players. Earlier this week, it was reported that Ujiri had conversations about trading Rudy Gay if the right offer came around. Now it’ being reported that everyone not named Jonas Valanciunas is, or may be, available.

[via ESPN]

The strong sense now, though, is that the Raps are prepared to trade virtually anyone on the current roster if a suitable offer presents itself.

“Anyone but [Jonas] Valanciunas,” says one plugged-in source.

It appears that Valanciunas is the only player on the current Toronto roster that is worth keep, at least according to Ujiri. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the Raptors are going to immediately have a fire sale on its players. They might not even trade any of them. I think this report is basically saying that if push comes to shove, and the Raptors quickly begin to unravel, then at that point the team would look into making some changes.

I think, if nothing else, you have to give this team a shot. It’s not like it doesn’t have talent.

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