2. Only move them for the right offer
- Pascal Siakam
- OG Anunoby
- Precious Achiuwa
- Dennis Schroder
- Jalen McDaniels
The Raptors might not be seeking out offers for Anunoby and Siakam, but they should keep their eyes peeled. If they aren’t going to extend them and confirm either of that duo as one of their long-term pieces, Ujiri should keep their names in the rumor mill to see if a teams wants to overpay.
Siakam would obviously get more in a trade, but the Raptors would dip fully into rebuild mode if they send him away. Even though he only has one year left on his deal, Siakam needs to be retained until the Raptors get a collection of assets befitting of an All-NBA player.
Will the Toronto Raptors try to trade Pascal Siakam?
Anunoby could give a contender the edge they need to set themselves apart, as he is coming off an All-Defensive season that was long overdue. Achiuwa is likely a long-term building block, but he could be aggregating in a more extensive trade to increase Toronto’s potential return.
Free agent signings Schroder and McDaniels can’t be traded until the middle of the season, and the odds of moving either one of them is very unlikely unless the bottom completely falls out and the Raptors find themselves trying to get the No. 1 pick. Still, you never know what a desperate contender might offer for them.