Harden trade causes more frontcourt problems for the Toronto Raptors
Losing both Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol was bigger than Raptor fans thought because they are having trouble with the center that affects them from winning games that they should have won. Trading for Harden fixes some issues for the team but not the main issue which is the frontcourt. Losing Siakam will make the frontcourt smaller while making the defense even weaker.
The trade that I mention will bring PJ Tucker to the team which will increase the defense because he’s a great defender. But he would only help them a little bit because of the center position. He can play the five, but it might not be ideal to play him at the center position for most of the game due to his size and age.
Another option for Toronto is to just tank the season and rebuild from the ground up. It’s been a long time since the Raptors were not in the playoffs. Tanking the season and rebuilding the team from the bottom could be an option for Toronto but that’s hard to do. Tanking and getting rid of the current players that would not be apart of the future is easy. Trying to rebuild the team and get them to the playoffs and contend for a championship every year is hard.
It’s hard for a team to rebuild their roster and become a winning team again. It took the Raptors years to be the team that they are right now not including the disappointing start from this season. And it’s not always a guarantee that the team will be better years from if they rebuild.
So instead of tanking and rebuilding the team, keep the team the way it is now because they can still be a playoff team as we all saw from the Kings game. And instead of trading for Harden, get a good defensive big man because that will help the team more than Harden right now.