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.
Draft scuttle: Hearing Toronto is exploring all of its trade options in hopes of assembling a deal to acquire a draft pick high enough to select Kentucky's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 18, 2018
Over the course of his freshman season, the talented guard averaged 14.4 points and 5.1 assists per game.
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.
According to one league source, no one on Toronto's roster is off limits as the Raptors pursue a top-10 pick https://t.co/AZzCv8fPXD— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 18, 2018
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.