NBA Rumors: Gary Trent's Trade Price Tag Revealed

With Gary Trent Jr. being labeled the 'most likely Toronto Raptor to get dealt' at next week's trade deadline, many are wondering just what Masai Ujiri & Co. will be able to get back for the fifth-year scoring guard. 

A report from Raptors beat writer Michael Grange on Wednesday indicates that league sources peg the cost of acquiring Trent at likely "a protected first-round or two good second-round picks, along with a matching salary." And even that doesn't sound likely to sway the Raptors into a deal. 

"From the Raptors' point of view," writes Grange, "the likelihood of improving your team by moving on from a 24-year-old who has proven himself as a quality perimeter shooter is relatively low."

In addition, the two sides might be willing to stay together. 

The Raptors are more than open to keeping the fifth-year guard who fits the role of a floor-spreader and instant offence microwave, and those with knowledge of his thoughts assert that there’s mutual interest of staying in Toronto. Price will be the issue. 

Trent is leaning towards opting out of his $18.8M option for next season and hitting free agency, where it's expected he'll be able to procure a contract in the $20M per year range. Will the Raptors be interested in a long-term deal in that range for Trent? It doesn't seem unfathomable.

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