3 Raptors players most likely to be traded away this summer

If the Toronto Raptors do pull off a trade or two this summer, these three players are the ones more likely to be traded away
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The Toronto Raptors will be active this offseason in reshaping their roster. They have already made sweeping changes over the last six months, trading OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam away and in total executing four significant in-season trades.

The question is whether there is still more to be done. Could the Raptors move off of their remaining veterans and fully embrace a year or two of losing to add key players to their core? Would they instead make a trade for a star to pair with Scottie Barnes and try to win right away?

Let's look at the three players on the roster most likely to be traded away this summer and discuss why they could be on the move.

No. 3: Jalen McDaniels

There is only one reason that Jalen McDaniels will not be traded away this summer, and that is that no other team wants him. The five-year veteran did not look like an NBA player this past season, looking lost on both ends of the court and shooting a frigid 16.9 percent from 3-point range.

The Raptors signed McDaniels to a two-year contract in July of 2023 and got nothing but some moribund minutes out of him this past season. He was a rotational afterthought until injuries hit, and he was a contributing factor to the losing streak.

McDaniels is on a small expiring deal, so it wouldn't be the end of the world for Toronto to eat that money. Perhaps there is a silver of hope he has a bounce-back year. More likely, McDaniels is a throw-in to whatever other trade the Raptors make, and he is subsequently waived by the team that acquires him. Toronto will want to clear both the money and the roster spot from the books.