3 Kings players Raptors must target in Pascal Siakam trade talks

The Raptors need to get a haul back from Sacramento.

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2. SG Kevin Huerter

In order to make the trade work from a financial point of view, it seems likely that one of either Huerter or Harrison Barnes would need to be sent to Toronto. If Ujiri could have his pick of players, Huerter would be the much better choice for this severely flawed roster.

While Huerter is averaging just 11.2 points per game this season, a decline from the 15.2 points per game he amassed last season, he's still a knockdown 3-point shooter with athleticism to boot. A career 38% 3-point sniper with solid volume, Huerter is just what the basketball doctor ordered.

The Toronto Raptors must consider trading for Kevin Huerter.

Huerter and Malik Monk have emerged as terrific tertiary gunners for this Kings team, but their value would be sliced in half when Siakam comes to town and starts demanding the ball more. One of them needs to go, and Huerter would be better for salary-matching purposes.

The Raptors likely hoped that Gradey Dick would be able to give this team the offensive boost they needed, but he is nowhere near as far along in his development as they expected. Huerter would be a better short-term upgrade while also being under contract for the next few years.