1. The Knicks getting Jaden Ivey
This one appears to be close to coming to fruition. If Sacramento does not keep the No. 4 pick or unload it for Collins, one of the most likely scenarios is flipping that pick to the Knicks. Adrian Wojnarowski seemed to hint that the Wizards and Knicks are interested in moving up.
Ivey is not a tremendous jump shooter at this moment, but everything else about his player profile suggests he will have an easy time transitioning to the pros and becoming a stud right away. He’d instantly be a starter that can co-star alongside New York’s supporting cast.
Jaden Ivey to the Knicks would be rough for the Raptors.
The Knicks were horrendous last season, but they will assuredly be better next year after RJ Barrett took a step forward and Obi Toppin started to emerge. If Julius Randle starts to get back to full strength alongside Ivey, that’s not good at all for the Raptors.
The defending conference champion Celtics, presumably reloaded Nets, and still lethal 76ers are going to be a major problem in the conference. The worst-case scenario for the Raptors is the worst team in the conference suddenly getting a ready-made scorer like Ivey.