Pros and Cons of Raptors making Jakob Poeltl available in trade talks

The Raptors might be faced with a very interesting decision.

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While Poeltl isn't necessarily changing the game on either end, the Raptors might find it tough to replace him. Neither Precious Achiuwa nor Chris Boucher have the height or rim protection needed for full-time center work, and Christian Koloko hasn't played all season long.

How often did Raptors fans scream and yell in the 2022-23 season about the lack of a true center, which prevented them from securing the paint and converting easy looks inside. After finally finding one, albeit at an expensive price, why would they get rid of him and begin the hunt all over again?

The Toronto Raptors could go backwards by trading Jakob Poeltl.

Poeltl is making over 70% of his shots from the field and remains one of the few tremendous rebounders on the team. How many times has Poeltl saved this team with timely offensive boards and putbacks? Achiuwa and Boucher have been wildly inconsistent. Would either of them do the job better?

Poeltl's contract isn't an albatross, but it's certainly not what every GM out there is looking to add to their collection. The value they could get for his services would be limited at this point, which would defeat the whole purpose of making the trade in the first place.