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Raptors Have Their Eyes Set on Two Players via Trade

Toronto looking at Faried

Whatever team LeBron James is on in the eastern conference have been favored to reach the NBA Finals for 100 years straight.

Okay, maybe that was a bit of an over-exaggeration to say the least, but you get my point, right?

LeBron has been meaningful basketball in June for the past five summers and as things are looking right now, there’s no reason to believe the 4-time MVP won’t be right back there for a sixth straight time.

However, the Raptors are only two games behind Cleveland in the standings and in hopes of eventually overtaking the top seed in the east, Toronto’s front office is willing to shake up the roster.

“I think they’re gonna go for it. I think from what I understand, from what I’m hearing, they’re pretty aggressive in the trade market. They’re looking for power forwards. I’ve heard them attached to Thaddeus Young. I’ve heard them attached to (Nuggets forward) Kenneth Faried. I’ve heard them attached to (Suns forward) Markieff Morris. They have extra draft picks. I wouldn’t trade that New York Knicks pick unless it was for a blockbuster acquisition, because you can’t protect it, you can’t protect another team’s pick. I would do it if I could put, like, a top-five protection on it. But you can’t do that. You can’t say, allright, we’ll give you two of our picks if it falls in the top five. But they have assets to do it. They have some young players.”.

It’ll be interesting to follow these developments as we approach the February 18 trade deadline.