3. Raptors give up on multiple prized assets
Calling players “untradeable” might work in most trade situations, but there are a handful of players that are so dominant that everyone with a pulse should be on the chopping block. Kevin Durant was in that tier when he was linked to Toronto, and Antetokounmpo deserves that same level of respect.
While the Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade is often cited when discussing Ujiri’s best moves, it has also become a hallmark of his tendencies. While he has been reluctant to make trades lately, he will likely have no problem smashing this roster to bits to get Giannis.
Can the Toronto Raptors roster accommodate Giannis Antetokounmpo?
The market has shown that both Siakam and Anunoby are desired across the league, and Gary Trent Jr. would net quite a pretty price. If the Raptors can free up cap space and still have enough standout backups to make a Giannis-led rotation effective, Antetokounmpo’s interest could be piqued.
Barnes is the only player whom Ujiri and the Bucks could theoretically butt heads over if push ever came to shove. Outside of him, no player should be considered off-limits if there is a realistic chance of adding one of the greatest players to ever suit up in the NBA.