1. Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
While Mitchell would cost a similarly steep package for Toronto, the fact that names like OG Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. have been mentioned in Durant talks shows that the Raptors aren’t shackled to them. They can be flipped elsewhere for a player of Mitchell’s caliber.
Mitchell has averaged at least 20 points per game in every NBA season, including 26.1 over the last two seasons combined. While he would face competition for volume thanks to people like Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam, Mitchell is still a good enough scorer to center the offense around him completely.
The Toronto Raptors could pivot to a Donovan Mitchell trade.
Mitchell is one of the main reasons that some outstanding Utah teams have fizzled in the postseason. However, in Toronto, Mitchell won’t have to make up for Rudy Gobert and be an offensive superman who creates everything. That structure and scoring skill may make him even more deadly with the ball in his hands.
While he won’t require a Durant-type package, Mitchell is going to require one or two starters and some noteworthy first-round picks. Ujiri is currently deciding if he can part with those assets. If the answer is yes, several impactful Raptors need to start looking for houses in Salt Lake City.