Even with the risks that accompany Toronto acquiring Herro, the Raptors need to look into acquiring him. The number of guards who are better pure perimeter scores than him is already small, to begin with, and it will only continue to shrink next season and beyond.
The Raptors are not going to be able to retain all of their starters long-term, but Herro’s contract could help Toronto start to plan a new Herro/Barnes-centered attack that has some staying power. Herro’s floor for the next few seasons might be 20 points per game.
The Toronto Raptors should consider Tyler Herro.
Not being able to acquire Herro when he is available for trade could end up being a huge “what-if.” If the Raptors start off slow yet do not perform poorly enough to have their first-round pick in their possession following the Jakob Poeltl trade, missing this deal could look quite horrendous.
Toronto isn’t in a position to add many amazing players in the draft outside of their original picks, and they will never be a free agent destination. Adding a star like Herro via trade might be the only way for them to actually add an external player of his caliber in the next few years.