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2015 NBA Draft: Trade Alert! Raptors deal Greivis Vasquez to the Bucks

The Raptors move into tonight's second round.

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According to Yahoo, the Toronto Raptors have dealt point guard Greivis Vasquez to the Milwaukee Bucks:

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski also detailed the return coming the Raptors way: a future first and second round pick.

It appears the 2nd round pick is the 46th selection in tonight's draft; the first rounder is reportedly a 2017 pick that originally belonged to the Clippers.


Perimeter defense was one of the glaring weaknesses for the Raptors this season. Vasquez paired with Lou Williams in the back court simply didn't work - a reality that we saw amplified in the playoffs when Kyle Lowry ran into foul trouble more than one time; John Wall penetrated the defense at will.

For that reason, it's hard to dislike this trade for the Raptors. Masai Ujiri adds to his growing pool of future picks and also opens up a significant amount of extra cap space for him to play with this summer:

The trade also adds to the potential choices Ujiri could make with the 20th pick. Jerian Grant and Delon Wright suddenly make a whole lot of sense as defensively sound back-ups to plug into the role vacated by Vasquez. The second round is full of interesting players - perhaps Christan Wood from UNLV(?) - that the Raptors could target with the 46th pick to put on their newly announced D-League team.

What does everyone think?