2. Clint Capela
Capela might be the most likely one of these three to be traded, as the Hawks already have the young replacement in Onyeka Okongwu ready to take the leap. While he will cost a ton, it’s hard to find too many players who could be available on the trade market that will directly fix Toronto’s flaws more than Capela.
Capela is averaging 13.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game as a member of the Hawks. While he is exclusively a dunker spot finisher on offense, he is still one of the best rebounders in the game. Toronto was getting pushed around inside at times, and Capela would put a stop to that.
Clint Capela is an ideal fit for the Toronto Raptors.
Capela will require one of Toronto’s starters in a hypothetical trade, but giving away a player like Gary Trent Jr. for a package centered around Capela might be necessary if Toronto wants to fix their issues in the paint quickly. Even if the offense is sketchy, Capela can still bang around in the post.
With names like Joel Embiid, Robert Williams, and Bam Adebayo poised to rule this conference for the next half-decade, the need for a big man has become even more pressing than it was before. Acquiring Capela gives the Raptors a win-now veteran and the Hawks a chance to build around Okongwu.