Regrading all 4 Raptors Trade Deadline deals after final details are revealed

The Toronto Raptors made four trades during last season to reshape the entire roster. With final details now revealed, how should we grade the trades?
O.G. Anunoby and Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors and Deni Avdija, Washington Wizards
O.G. Anunoby and Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors and Deni Avdija, Washington Wizards / Scott Taetsch/GettyImages
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Trade No. 4: Dennis Schröder to the Brooklyn Nets

The Trade: Dennis Schröder and Thaddeus Young to the Brooklyn Nets for Spencer Dinwiddie

After making a pair of blockbuster deals to reset their core, the Toronto Raptors made a relatively small move on Trade Deadline day, sending point guard Dennis Schroder and power forward Thaddeus Young to the Brooklyn Nets for Spencer Dinwiddie, a veteran point guard who was promptly waived. Dinwiddie signed with the Los Angeles Lakers and played a small role for them down the stretch and in the playoffs.

The Brooklyn Nets turned Dinwiddie’s expiring deal into Schroder, who is under contract next season at $13 million. He is likely tradeable at that number, and teams looking for a strong backup at the position could send the Nets something of value for him. Is that more valuable than having another $13 million in cap space? Given the Nets’ operating over the cap this summer it’s likely that the answer is yes. Thaddeus Young is a free agent and may be retiring if he doesn’t catch on somewhere.

Toronto, on the other hand, didn’t have a need for Schroder once they added Immanuel Quickley and committed to easing back on the throttle last year. Scroder was signed to a deal when Fred VanVleet left for the Houston Rockets and Toronto had plans to compete for a playoff berth this past year; when it became clear they weren’t and began moving off of their veteran stars, it was more valuable to the Raptors to have another $13 million in cap space for this summer. If Schroder were still on the books the Raptors would be over the luxury tax line.

This was a relatively small move, and it didn’t have any earth-shattering results. It’s possible Toronto would have been able to trade Schroder themselves this offseason, but they didn’t need to find a home for him by moving him at the deadline. It was a solid bit of business even if the Raptors didn’t use cap space this summer.

Grade: B+