Raptors Rumors: Insider Lists 5 Top Trade Targets

The Toronto Raptors are once again one of the teams to watch at this year's trade deadline, just a month and a half from now. Will team president Masai Ujiri finally part with free agents-to-be Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby? How about Gary Trent Jr.? 

If they do decide to pull the trigger, Raptors Insider Blake Murphy has a list of 5 young talents they could target from teams who've been linked to either Siakam or Anunoby, who could just be ready for a breakout with the right opportunity.

Trey Murphy III, New Orleans Pelicans

The 23-year-old was the 17th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. The 6'8" small forward lost his starting role this season on a deep New Orleans Pelicans team, but he's shown immense talent, averaging close to 15 points and 40% shooting from long-range

Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks

The Knicks Sixth Man is having another exciting season in the backcourt for the Knicks, also averaging about 15 points, in just 24 minutes. He could be primed for an explosion with starters' minutes.

Jalen Johnson, Atlanta Hawks

The 6'9" forward broke through into a prime-time contributor earlier this season, averaging 14 points and 7.3 rebounds, in this his 3rd year, but an injury has kept him out for the past month. 

Andrew Nembhard, Indiana Pacers

The 6'5" Canadian combo guard has seen his minutes and production drop drastically in his second season with the Pacers, with several players ahead of him on the depth chart this year, including fellow Canuck Bennedict Mathurin, Buddy Hield and TJ McConnell.

Jaden Ivey, Detroit Pistons

Ok, so maybe the Pistons aren't in the market for either Siakam or Anunoby, but maybe there's something the Raptors can figure out here. The No. 5 overall pick in the 2022 Draft has lost his starting job this season, and seen his usage and minutes plummet with the struggling Pistons. But there's obviously a ton of talent there, and he could use a change of scenery and a bigger role to elevate his game. 

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