The Toronto Raptors are once again viewed as one of the most likely sellers at the 2023-24 NBA Trade Deadline. While moves for OG Anunoby are being explored in a very basic context, trades that would send one of the best players in franchise history in Pascal Siakam out of town have been popping up all over.
Former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers, who saw many a postseason dream ruined either primarily or partially by Masai Ujiri and his Raptors, seems to believe the front office is more aligned on their long-term vision than some fans think. Rivers thinks a rebuild is in the cards,
In an appearance on Bill Simmons' podcast, Rivers said he believes the Raptors have already accepted the fact they are going to rebuild, but Ujiri is just waiting to get the most value possible for Anunoby and/or Siakam at the trade deadline.
Rivers isn't wrong about negotiating with Ujiri, as the Raptors have shown to be more than willing to take as much time as they want in trade negotiations while also refusing to move one of their more essential names if their value is not met. Will Masai be as stubborn and unwilling to compromise as he normally is when negotiating?
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- Pascal Siakam put some of the Raptors' recent issues on the defensive side of the ball due to their lack of tremendous communication. Siakam says that Toronto has a few quiet players on the roster, and they need to find a way to be a bit more energetic and talkative when games are live.
- Recently maligned point guard Dennis Schroder reached 10,000 points in his professional career, which has spanned a decade with teams like the Hawks, Thunder, and Lakers. Darko Rajakovic made sure to save the game ball from Schroder's historic knight.
- The NBA has indefinitely suspended Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green after he smacked Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkic in the face. Green, who has a long history of disciplinary problems, is going to be suspended for the second time this season after a five-game ban for some of his earlier actions.
- A former teammate of Green is getting one more shot in the NBA. The Sacramento Kings agreed to a one-year contract with former Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers forward Juan Toscano-Anderson. After being traded from the Lakers to the Utah Jazz last season, Toscano-Anderson has gone a long time without joining a new club.