Ranking the trade value of each player on the Toronto Raptors

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Wait you’re calling about who?

To be fair to these players, they’re really not on the trade-value list. In fact, they actually have more value than other players on the roster. They have more value in the same way that zero has more value than negative one.

Consider these players excluded from the list, and likely the last person mentioned in any trade discussion. These are what’s considered a “throw-in.”

Note: I did rank the throw-ins from last to first, as technically, there is a small amount of difference between them.

Patrick McCaw

The current CBA prevents players from being traded less than three months after signing with a team. Since he signed a one-year contract, technically Patrick McCaw is the most untradable asset the Raptors have.

Malachi Richardson

The Toronto Raptors declined Malachi Richardson’s option earlier this season, effectively ensuring this would be his last season in Toronto. Considering he has only played more than five minutes twice this season, Toronto doesn’t value his present much either.

If any other team wanted Richardson, Toronto would love to dump him free of charge. Whether he remains on Toronto for the remainder of this season will largely depend on the buyout market. Malachi is a pure salary cap filler at this point.

Greg Monroe

Signed to a one-year minimum contract earlier this season, Raptor fans were excited to have Greg Monroe as an insurance option. Even as a third center, Monroe has been a disappointment.

He’s shooting inefficiently, he’s turning the ball over at an incredibly high clip, and most surprisingly he’s become blackhole and a terrible passer. Combine his offensive play with the known liability he brings on the other end, and you have a player who is not very good.

Getting on the court puts him ahead of Malachi Richardson, but that’s about it.