Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors are in the most frustrating spot possible for a fanbase, as they are not good enough to win anything of any consequence this season, yet will not be bad enough to end up benefitting from a top pick in the NBA Draft.
Due to this inability to pick a lane and stick in it, the Raptors could feasibly go in either direction at the trade deadline. Selling off players like Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby for spare parts makes a ton of sense, as does going all-in and trying to win with this core.
HoopsHype compiled a list of which players on all 30 NBA teams could be on the move, with some input from current executives around the league. Toronto will have eyes on them at the trade deadline, as they will end up setting the tone across the rest of the association.
If Ujiri decides that he can win with this current core and wants to move forward with win-now trade, look for one of these four players to potentially be wearing Raptors colors by the end of the deadline. Never underestimate Ujiri's insane belief in the ceiling of this Darko Rajakovic-led core.
4 win-now Toronto Raptors trade targets Masai Ujiri will watch.
4. PG Monte Morris, Detroit Pistons
Morris hasn't played for Detroit yet due to a nagging quad injury, and it seems increasingly unlikely he will ever suit up for them due to their horrendous play of late and desire to keep selling. Toronto will have to compete with multiple other teams for his services.
Morris has averaged double digits in points per game in four of his last five seasons, all while making 48% of his shots and 39% of his 3-point attempts. If Toronto feels comfortable with the quad, look for Morris to potentially be someone they target to improve the bench.
Will the Toronto Raptors land Monte Morris?
Backup point guard Malachi Flynn, like so many players on this bench, will follow every terrific game with a pair of stinkers that make him look like a fan who won a raffle. Morris' consistency might be his best trait in the eyes of the Raptors.
While a 28-year-old guard likely won't come super cheap, there's a very likely possibility that he won't break the bank either. If Toronto doesn't want to make a wholesale change either way, Morris represents a solid two-way presence who instantly becomes the second-best scorer on the bench.