Trade Rumor: Toronto Raptors Targeting Three Forwards

The Toronto Raptors struggled early on this season but have since turned it around in big fashion. The Raps currently sit with a 17-17 record which is good for 5th in the Eastern conference. The team has some needs with their current roster and will surely be active before the March 25th trade deadline.

According to Blake Murphy of The Athletic, the Raptors could trade for Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker, Chicago Bull Thaddeus Young and Orland Magic forward James Ennis.

Out of the three potentials, Young and Tucker would provide the Raptors with the most versatility as both can guard multiple positions and are stat-sheet fillers. Tucker is familiar with the Raptors organization as he spent parts of two seasons with the club after being selected in the 2nd-round of the draft back in 2006.

Meanwhile Young is averaging 11.9 points, 5.9 boards and 4.4 assists per game this season, appearing in 29 games. The 32-year-old has become a mentor to some of the young core of the Chicago Bulls so it may take a little bit of convincing to have the Bulls agree to the deal. The team also sits in the playoff picture themselves at the moment so it will be hard to get the Bulls to budge here.

As for the Rockets and Tucker, they are out of it in the West, Tucker declined an extension and he's basically packed and ready to take flight.

We'll have to just wait and see if it's to Tampa Bay to join the Raptors.

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