Predicting what a Damian Lillard to the Toronto Raptors trade could look like

Damian Lillard scores on Pascal Siakam (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)
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If the Toronto Raptors are serious about making a run for Damian Lillard, we explore what a deal could potentially look like. 

With not much traction on a Damian Lillard trade to the Miami Heat, or at least not any substantial reported traction, the door is open for a dark horse or mystery team to jump in on the Lillard sweepstakes. Whether or not any team would be willing to go all-in for Lillard remains to be seen. However, the expectation is that there will be several teams at least making a call to see where the Lillard saga stands.

Over the last few days, there’s been some reporting that would suggest there could be a non-Heat mystery team emerging in the bidding war for Lillard. Piecing together different reports, all signs seem to point to the Toronto Raptors as the potential mystery team for Lillard.

While it’s far from certain that the Raptors are willing to go all-in for Lillard, there are several reasons why they can’t be ignored.

Is a trade the next shoe to drop in the Damian Lillard saga?

It feels like the trade actually happening is the next shoe to drop in the Lillard saga. Whether or not that actually happens remains to be seen. But with less than two weeks before the start of NBA Training Camps, the Blazers are officially on the clock. It’s time for them to make a decision.

If the Raptors are the mystery team and are interested in making a strong offer for Lillard, we explore what that could end up looking like.