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Legitimate Trade Question, not a proposal...

I was thinking of trade scenarios today to try and trade up in the draft with either Utah or Minnesota and was stopped, a little dumbfounded.

 

Is it just me, or do the Raptors really only have a handful of players under contract that they can trade?

Calderon, Kleiza, DeRozan, Bargnani (after BYC expires,likely), Johnson & Johnson, Davis, Bayless and Alabi?

 

We can't trade Weems, Evans, Dorsey, Wright, Ajinca, Barbosa because they aren't under contract. Barbosa, if he exercises his option, would count but all the rest are unsigned.

 

Being the MASSIVE draw to free agents that Toronto is, I feel more than slightly concerned about how we are gonna fill our roster...

 

I don't want to sign guys solely in the hopes of trading them, but I don't want to see us having to scrounge for has-beens and D-Leaguers to put a team on the floor...

 

With half the team not under contract and possibly not returning, and a good portion of the other half being our decent trade assets, who are we left with as OUR Toronto Raptors?

 

DeMar DeRozan, Ed Davis, Amir Johnson, James Johnson, Linus Klieza and Jerryd Bayless? Oh, and a draft pick...? And I guess we'll assume Barbosa for one more year is likely...

 

I gotta say, I'm a little frightened... I hope that Bargnani and Calderon can net some decent players, or at least ONE decent player...

 

Question part two, who out of the expired contract bunch would you resign and keep, and who do you think has ANY value as a sign and trade?

 

There's Reggie, but after him who? Dorsey is slightly better than filler, and Wright has his followers but...

 

Scary times my friends...

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