1. A Malcolm Brogdon move
While Trent appears to be back after opting into the final year of his contract, Koreen seems to think that he could be traded away for a more traditional point guard. While he had an outlier of a season from 3-point range last year (44%), Brogdon is a proven scorer who can handle the ball.
However, this trade falls apart because Brogdon is going to be 31 next season and coming off the worst scoring season he has had in years. His ceiling as a scorer may have been inflated by playing on some iffy Pacers teams, and his Boston tenure was mainly underwhelming.
The Toronto Raptors shouldn’t get Malcolm Brogdon.
The fact that Brogdon was one of the best Sixth Men in the NBA last season, yet was almost traded in the Kristaps Porzingis deal, shows that Boston is not too satisfied with his performance and is willing to dump that asset as soon as possible. Why bail them out like this?
Suppose the Raptors could get some assurance that they were trading away one of their best players for the same Brogdon that was competing for Sixth Man of the Year in Indiana. If so, do that deal!
Without it, the Raptors are trading a younger, ascending player for someone fresh off a substandard year.