NBA Trade Rumors: The overwhelming feeling is that a big move is coming for the Toronto Raptors at the NBA Trade Deadline.
The Toronto Raptors have been in a downward spiral that they can’t seem to limit or control. So much so that they’ve fallen out of the top 10 in the Eastern Conference standings, leaving with the team with a long road ahead heading into the second half of the season.
Because of that tumble, there’s been a growing expectation that the Raptors could emerge as a surprise seller at the NBA Trade Deadline. Thinking objectively, the Raptors are the perfect formula for what you would expect to see from a seller at the trade deadline. They’ve drastically underwhelmed this season and have a roster that is loaded with veteran talent.
And it seems that the narrative is starting to gain some steam. According to a recent report, the expectation from one Raptors reporter is that they will make a big move at the NBA Trade Deadline. Specifically, he expects either Gary Trent Jr. or Fred VanVleet to be traded, with the former being the most likely in his opinion.
What will the Toronto Raptors do at the NBA Trade Deadline?
Even though that report isn’t surprising, it is something that could shift not only the Raptors’ future but the future of another team that tries to make this big of a splash at the deadline. VanVleet and Trent are two really good players and have a history of being highly productive on the offensive end of the floor.
If any team were to trade for either of them, they’d be getting a really good player. But also, from the Raptors’ perspective, it gets interesting.
What would a trade of one of these two players mean for the team moving forward? Would it be throwing in the towel and being just the start of an offseason that brings about even more change?
The Raptors have been one of the more stable franchises in recent years. Is it time for them to think hard about significant retooling or perhaps even rebuilding?
The next couple of weeks for the Raptors could end up dictating what the team ultimately does at the deadline. And if the losses continue to pile up, it seems that there’s a strong chance that we could see a big move made by the franchise at the NBA Trade Deadline.