Raptors Rumors: 3 More Players Attracting Interest on Trade Market

Now that they've made their blockbuster trades for Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby, are the Toronto Raptors finished wheeling and dealing? Not very likely. According to reports, three more players from The Six are garnering interest on the trade market, with less than three weeks to go until the trade deadline.

According to Insider Shams Charania, the Raptors are receiving calls on newly- acquired Bruce Brown, Gary Trent Jr., and Dennis Schröder. Each of the three offers plenty of versatility for teams, as they could all start or come off the bench. 

World champion Brown, 27, is expected to get the most interest, bringing playoff experience as a key player for the Denver Nuggets in their run to the NBA title in 2023. He contributes on both ends of the floor, bringing defensive intensity, the ability to score, and heaps of basketball IQ. He's averaging 12 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Brown also has no money guaranteed after this season with a club option of $23 million for next year. 

Charania figures he'll be able to command a first-round pick or a “boatload” of second-rounders if Toronto is open to trading him. 

Trent Jr. is on an expiring deal and becomes an unrestricted free agent at season's end, and can add some outside shooting and defence on the perimeter to a team in need.

Schröder is a solid veteran point guard with playoff experience and can offer playmaking and leadership, as well as about 14 points per game. He has one year left on his two-year deal with the Raptors with a $13 million AAV.

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