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Trade Deadline Discussion Thread: Expect A Quiet Day, At Least For The Raptors

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Or, who knows, maybe there's a surprise waiting for me.

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The trade deadline is here, and even though I've spent the last few days proposing Boogie to Toronto trade scenarios in private conversations a.k.a. daydreaming, it doesn't appear as though the Raptors will be doing much.

Earlier this week, a potential David West for Terrence Ross swap was being passed around, but Masai Ujiri shot that down yesterday, making clear that he would be surprised if Ross was traded.

Could the Raptors make some upgrades? Sure. But there isn't any names out there that make sense, nor do the Raptors make sense as a team to make any significant changes to alter the core of their roster. If it makes sense: the Raptors roster is actually pretty set, not in a way that they're set to be championship contenders but in that they have a roster where guys are slotted into their roles, save for the wing rotation of James Johnson, Greivis Vasquez and Ross, in which one person always seems to be squeezed out of minutes.

They're 36-17 and even though they still have 18 road games remaining against 11 home games, they're well on pace to get close to 50 wins and set themselves up as a favorite with home court advantage with the first round.

Of course, the rest of the league may be busy as we approach the 3 pm est trade deadline. Goran Dragic, Reggie Jackson and Enes Kanter are among the players who have requested a trade.

Discuss it all here.