The Toronto Raptors will burn the clock and will let teams know their side if they will be buyers or sellers in next week’s trade deadline, per Yahoo! Sports’ Jake Fischer.
This report came in light of Kevin Durant’s future in the Brooklyn Nets upon Kyrie Irving’s trade request this Friday.
“Could Irving’s demand lead Durant to be next? That is certainly a question for any team looking to go big-game hunting ahead of the deadline. For over a month, sources told Yahoo Sports, the Toronto Raptors have told rival teams they will wait until the final hours before deciding whether to become buyers or sellers in this trade market. Why would Masai Ujiri’s front office part with O.G. Anunoby or Fred VanVleet if the MVP candidate, with three-plus seasons left on his contract, were to become available?”
The Raptors emerged as the hottest team to watch in the upcoming trade deadline, with them remaining uncertain on the road that they will embark on.
After having a solid season with a playoff appearance, Toronto disappointingly stumbled this year, now only holding a 23-30 record that is ranked 12th in the Eastern Conference.
As they have huge decisions to face regarding the retention of Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam as well as the swirling interests around OG Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr., The Raptors led by Masai Ujiri will assess their current case and set their pathways straight.