1. Tim Hardaway Jr, Dallas Mavericks
Hardaway might not seem like a trade candidate, but considering that he has been demoted to the bench in the first year of his shiny new contract, Toronto could try to go big in order to acquire him. If the Mavericks want Dragic and a haul of picks, Toronto could find a perfect Sixth Man for this team.
Hardaway is averaging 14.5 points per game, but he is making just under 39% of his shots from the field this year. If Dallas really wants to add Dragic, retool their bench, and get out from under Hardaway’s contract, Toronto could offer them a first-round pick and some bench players to pounce on him.
Tim Hardaway Jr. could give the Toronto raptors a standout reserve.
Since the beginning of December, Hardaway has improved his scoring average up to 15.1 per game in that span. Dallas might not be a motivated seller, but if Toronto makes an unusually enticing offer, the Raptors would have six different players who can take over a game on offense.
Hardaway’s contract is not savory for anyone involved, but he would instantly be the best bench player on the roster without question. If Toronto doesn’t like what he provides down the stretch, he could be a trade asset in the offseason that could help Toronto get a few bench players in return.