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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1. SF Keegan Murray

The Raptors are reportedly making Murray the focal point of their pursuits in a hypothetical Siakam deal, and it is quite easy to see why. Even though his 3-point percentage has fallen sharply this season, Murray is a well-regarded shooter who would be a huge help to a team that lacks spacing.

Murray is averaging 13.8 points and 5.7 points per game despite playing a supporting role on a team that lets Fox and Domantas Sabonis dominate the ball fairly often. Murray might get more opportunities in Toronto, and he could emerge as a viable third star alongside OG Anunoby and Scottie Barnes.

The Toronto Raptors need to trade for Keegan Murray.

Murray's time at Iowa showed that he could be a willing and able scorer with a much higher ceiling as a rebounder than his numbers would indicate. While not the most amazing defender, he certainly has potential thanks to his tremendous versatility on both ends.

The Kings would be eschewing any sort of patience if they trade Murray, which some might not believe is wise in a Western Conference that has some big names to slay. However, if they do take that plunge, sending Murray to Toronto might be the best way to get both sides solid value.

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