Although the postseason exploited many flaws in the ​Toronto Raptors' roster construction, management has a few tricks up their sleeve for the NBA Draft. 


Despite having a much-improved bench this season, which featured Fred VanVleet, Delon Wright, and OG Anunoby, the Raptors know they need more depth. However, as of right now Toronto owns zero first-round picks. 


That could change very soon, as Marc Stein is reporting that the Raptors are exploring multiple trade options to land them Kentucky star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. 

Over the course of his freshman season, the talented guard averaged 14.4 points and 5.1 assists per game. Landing a talent like Gilgeous-Alexander would most likely require a late lottery selection.


If ​Toronto is willing to part ways with DeMar DeRozan or Kyle Lowry, then it's definitely possible. Altering their star-studded backcourt sounds unrealistic at first, but Stein believes there isn't a single player deemed untouchable on the roster. 

​​With so many household names already swirling in trade rumors, the Raptors might just add even more intrigue to what should be an unforgettable NBA Draft.