NBA Rumors: Raptors Potential Trade Offer For Nets' Kevin Durant

The Toronto Raptors are a serious player in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. Several NBA insiders have mentioned recently the Raptors are lurking and could have the pieces to get the blockbuster deal completed with their eastern conference rivals. Let's take a look at three players who could be dealt from Toronto for KD:

Gary Trent Jr.

The Raptors swingman is still only 23 years old and is coming off his first full season in Toronto. GTJR started 69 of his 70 games in 2021-22 and recorded a career-high 18.3 points per game, to go along with 2.7 rebounds per game and 1.7 steals. The Duke product has a very high ceiling and a reasonable contract, signed through the 2023-24 season. If the Durant deal goes down, expect to see Trent Jr involved in the package.

OG Anunoby

One of the best two-way players in the league, the 24-year-old Anunoby is signed through the 2024-25 season and is starting to come in his own. The 6'7 small forward put up a career-high 17.1 points per game in 2021-22 and possesses some of the best potential on the Raps. It's likely the only way Anunoby is dealt from the Raptors is for a Durant-type of player in return. Raptors president Masai Ujiri isn't shy to make a bold move, and another one could be coming very soon.

Pascal Siakam

The Nets want Scottie Barnes but so far all indications point to the Ujiri and the Raptors having no interest in moving the rookie of the year. Where does that put Pascal Siakam? He's likely enough with one of the two other players mentioned above to close the deal, a giant price for Raptors management. However, #WeTheNorth would then have Barnes, Fred VanVleet, Durant and one of Trent Jr or Anunoby to build around. Would that make them a better team? That's a question for Ujiri to answer and from all accounts it sounds like this is one he's been pondering lately.
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