1. Mike Conley, Utah Jazz
This one is admittedly a bit of a pipe dream given his gargantuan contract, but the Raptors could theoretically manage to pull this deal off if they are hellbent on acquiring a veteran point guard that can be a leader off the bench. Utah isn’t done dealing after the Bogdanovic trade.
Conley must accept a somewhat reduced role in Toronto, as his 13.7 points per game mark was his lowest since 2011. If he’s willing to make that concession, the Raptors could land someone that leads their bench for years to come, even if it costs them some picks and players.
Mike Conley might be an impact performer for the Toronto Raptors.
Conley is a very big contract that is only going to make it more difficult for Toronto to retain some of their stars. That’s a risk, but so is going into a season with Dalano Banton as the backup point guard. Unlike most contenders, Toronto has all of their future first-round picks in tow.
Utah is clearly desperate to bottom out entirely, meaning that another contender could make a move for Conley right before the trade deadline. If Toronto is uneasy about the point guard situation, they could kick their Conley pursuit into high gear.