How every single deadline trade impacts the Toronto Raptors

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Sixers receive: James Ennis

Rockets receive: 2021 second-round pick swap

In an effort to avoid the tax, the Houston Rockets new owner sent a legitimate rotation piece to the Philadelphia 76ers for nothing. James Ennis is an athletic defender who has shown the ability to shoot at a reasonable clip. He’ll likely be a part of the 76ers playoff rotation and was acquired for NOTHING. Thanks, Tilman Fertitta!

Grizzlies receive: Avery Bradley
Clippers receive: Garrett Temple, JaMychal Green

Garret Temple and JaMychal Green are no longer buyout targets. Avery Bradley becomes a real possibility.

Kings receive: Harrison Barnes
Mavericks receive: Justin Jackson, Zach Randolph

Nothing that could impact the Raps this season, but this deal could have an impact on their future plans.

If Kawhi returns, Harrison Barnes is now essentially unavailable in case Toronto wanted to make a move for him. If Kawhi leaves, the Kings are now a less likely trade candidate for a cap-dump. The Mavs are a more likely option as Kyle Lowry would fit nicely as an off-ball type point guard next to Luka Doncic. Dallas technically becomes a possible destination for Kawhi also, although that’s extremely unlikely.

Pacers receive: Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin IV, Rights to Maarty Leunen, 2021 second

Rockets receive: Cash consideration

After wagging his finger at the media ensuring that the luxury-tax wouldn’t be a problem, the Houston Rockets new owner did everything necessary to duck the tax. This trade sent out picks and respectable players, in order to avoid paying the bill.

Baldwin and Stauskas are now buyout targets, with Sauce Castillo’s connection to Canada looming large.

dark. Next. Buyout targets after trade deadline

Raptors receive: Marc Gasol

Grizzlies receive: Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Miles, 2024 second

Of course, the biggest trade for Toronto this deadline, the addition of Marc Gasol. Gasol serves as an immediate upgrade from Jonas Valanciunas and was received for a reasonable cost. 

Toronto continues to push its chips “All-In”, and Marc Gasol serves as just another example.