2. SG Jaden Hardy
While Josh Green seems like a player that Toronto could try to highlight as Siakam talks rage on, bringing in a fourth-year guard who hasn't hit double digits in points per game once in his career may not be the money addition everyone is hoping for. In terms of basic physical talent and raw potential, Hardy is ain a different weight class.
Efficiency has always been Hardy's problem, as he fell out of the first round in the draft due to poor shot selection. Why consider Hardy, who is averaging 8.4 points per game in the last two seasons, in the Siakam trade? Because his ceiling is so high he was once considered a potential No. 1 overall pick before his G League experience.
The Toronto Raptors could go after Jaden Hardy.
Hardy has knocked down 38% of his 3-pointers in his NBA career, which should make Darko Rajakovic and this coaching staff quite happy. After years of no bench shooting, the Raptors could get Hardy to slide right in as a high-ceiling young guard that keeps the spacing and sniping plentiful.
Gradey Dick was supposed to fill this hypothetical role, but his stunning struggles as both a shooter and overall performer must have created some doubt over his viability as a long-term asset. Dallas will try to offer Green, but Toronto should play hardball and try to get Hardy.