2. Minnesota Timberwolves
Trent is a local product who grew up in Minnesota, so the idea of going home might appeal to him. If they manage to retool their bench and find some ways to surround Anthony Edwards and Rudy Gobert with more scorers, Trent could be in line for a bigger role.
Imagine a three-guard lineup with Edwards and Mike Conley providing support next to Trent. Minnesota looks like they are one or two more names away from contending, as their series loss against Denver proved that they are not quite in that elite contending tier in the Western Conference.
Will Gary Trent Jr. leave the Toronto Raptors for his hometown team?
The Wolves are coached by Chris Finch, who runs a very similar scheme to what Toronto tried to implement with much more success. If Trent liked the style of play, but bristled at Nick Nurse, he could go somewhere that runs a very similar version of that offense.
Minnesota is so pot-committed to winning now due to the Gobert deal that being aggressive in free agency is a necessity. With new ownership led by Alex Rodriguez looking to compete, they could pay top dollar for a local star that fills a need, all while taking talent away from the Raptors.