4 Toronto Raptors at risk of being traded away this summer

Scottie Barnes and Bruce Brown, Toronto Raptors
Scottie Barnes and Bruce Brown, Toronto Raptors / Mark Blinch/GettyImages
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No. 3: Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown came to Toronto as the primary matching salary in the Pascal Siakam trade, and the Raptors reportedly shopped him leading up to the Trade Deadline. It's no surprise that they would be open to moving him this summer.

The 27-year-old Brown played a key role on the defending champion Denver Nuggets last season, and while his play this year has been more inconsistent that shine won't have completely worn off this summer. Teams like likely be very interested in Brown.

The difficulty will be evaluating his value on the trade market ahead of time. Brown has a team option for $23 million for next season and the Raptors will need to decide whether or not to exercise that by June 29th, before the official start of the 2024-25 offseason.

If they decline the option he will be free to walk in free agency. If they exercise the option and bring him back at that $23 million number they will have control to negotiate a trade but may also be on the hook for his salary if the trade market dries up.