3 Mavericks players Raptors must target in Pascal Siakam trade talks

Dallas will need to give up some important names.

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1. SG Tim Hardaway Jr.

If the Raptors want to go big in finding a Trent replacement, look no further than Hardaway. Even as he crosses the age-32 threshold in March, Hardaway remains one of the games more effective bench scorers. It doesn't take Phil Jackson to see how he would fit in with Toronto.

Hardaway's robust 17.5 points per game off the bench is the best mark for anyone on the Mavericks not named Doncic or Irving. While the Raptors' suddenly lackluster defense wouldn't improve much after Hardaway comes to town, his shooting will only help this suddenly lethal offense.

Tim Hardaway Jr. would fit the Toronto Raptors.

Hardaway is under contract for next season at just a tick over $16 million before hitting free agency once again. Bringing him in wouldn't be crippling for a Raptors team that is trying to stay somewhat financially flexible, especially with a big Barnes extension coming up soon.

Losing Trent is going to hurt more than Toronto thinks, as the bench could regress again in 2024 if Dick keeps playing like he has during his rookie campaign. Hardaway, meanwhile, would not improve their overall offensive quality, but give them a possible Sixth Man of the Year while he's at it.

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