Toronto Raptors management preparing for big roster changes

The Toronto Raptors won their first title last season and came awfully close to making another run this year. Although the Dinos didn't run it back, they certainly cemented the fact the team can win without Kawhi Leonard's help. Led by Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam and a deep rotation, the Raps are going to be tough to beat next year in the east, even with some key players likely departing.

Rumor has it Marc Gasol is heading back to Spain to finish his career. Serge Ibaka has reportedly been offered a one-year deal, as the team wants to keep as much cap space as possible for a serious run at Giannis Antetokounmpo after next season. 

Their biggest question mark comes with the plan for Fred VanVleet. The free-agent-to-be will demand big money from other clubs and Raps management will do whatever they can to convince FVV to stay. The versatile guard made just over $9 million this season and will be looking for much much more on the open market. 

It's believed FVV is seeking a 4-year $80 million dollar deal and if the Raps want to agree and have a chance at signing Giannis, they may need to move some bodies out, including swingman, Norm Powell. 

Decisions decisions for Raptors president Masai Ujiri and GM, Bobby Webster. Keep an eye on the Raps because they will be one of the busiest teams this offseason. 

There's a method to their madness...


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