Grade the Trade: Raptors land Hall of Famer by joining insane 4-team proposal

Chris Paul, Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
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The Toronto Raptors were the most active team in the trade market over the past six months, trading away Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby and Dennis Schroder and getting younger and more flexible (and worse). It's unlikely that they are done with the transactions.

Toronto could make another big swing of a trade, moving off of Jakob Poeltl or even RJ Barrett; that's possible, although probably less likely than a quieter offseason. One very real option is that the Raptors look for opportunities to join multi-team trades as a facilitator, using their cap space or veteran role players to help make a deal work.

The Toronto Raptors could facillitate a large trade

Perhaps a team is looking to make a bold trade of their own but needs a team to take on some expiring salary; the Raptors could step in and be compensated for their troubles. The San Antonio Spurs did this multiple times last offseason, adding draft capital in exchange for absorbing salaries to enable the Grant Williams and Max Strus deals to occur.

Toronto could do the same thing, and one team laden with salaries and looking to make a big swing is the Golden State Warriors. This season ended in bitter disappointment for Stephen Curry and company, and if the Raptors' 2019 Finals foe wants to get back to the top of the Western Conference they will need to make a major swing. Could their desperation be the Raptors' opportunity?

Let's see what a massive trade to remake the Warriors would look like, and then discuss whether it would make sense for the Raptors to join the chaos.