The Toronto Raptors have been involved in a variety of rumors already this off-season, so it makes some sense their name would pop up along side Tyreke Evans – and that’s exactly what has happened according to Hoopsworld’s Bill Ingram:
The Toronto Raptors are also aggressively shopping for a star-caliber small forward, and have been tied to talks surrounding Tyreke Evans and Andre Iguodala. They have now also reportedly added Gay to their wishlist.
While there is little known information about the inquiries or how significant they are, looking at the Raptors roster you question the talent the Kings would receive in return. Outside of Andrea Bargnani and DeMar DeRozan, there doesn’t appear to be much the Kings would have interest in – Jose Calderon is a possibility as is the 8th selection in the 2012 NBA Draft, but the two sides seemingly appear to be questionable in terms of a fit – especially given the hefty contracts of both Calderon and Bargnani. The possibility of being able to move John Salmons in a deal could peak the Kings’ interest in a trade, but the fit is still highly questionable even with the potential Salmons removal.
More likely then not, it was Toronto simply kicking the tires on an Evans trade, doing their due dilligance, trying to snag the former Rookie of the Year at a discount price.