Trading Bruce Brown and 3 other moves Raptors must make by trade deadline

Toronto needs to look much different after the deadline.

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3. Put Jordan Nwora in the rotation

While he may have been viewed as salary-matching in the Pascal Siakam trade, it took the Buffalo native Nwora just a few games before he established himself as a quality scorer at this level. Darko Rajakovic's inability to give him more minutes has been a major thorn in the collective side of this fanbase.

Nwora has averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game while making 47% of both his overall shots and 3-pointers. After a sluggish start for the Pacers this season, Nwora is looking more like the player who was a double-digit scorer with ease last year with Indiana.

The Toronto Raptors must play Jordan Nwora more.

Nwora is a free agent after this season, and the Raptors owe it to both the player and the organization to give him a very long runway. Nwora gets to put his full skillset on display, and the Raptors get to see if the 25-year-old can return and be a regular rotation presence next season.

While he will never be a tremendous defender of Scottie Barnes-like passer, Nwora is a confident shooter who can create shots for himself. Even in his brief cameos on the floor, it is very obvious that Toronto's offense has a bit more pep in their collective step when the former Louisville star is on the floor.