Trade season is in full swing, and the dominos are falling one by one, with Toronto at the center of almost everything. After sending OG Anunoby to the New York Knicks for a package that included RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley, the Raptors now also parted ways with Pascal Siakam.
The two-time All-Star landed with the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Bruce Brown, Jordan Nwora, Kira Lewis Jr., who came over from the Pelicans, and three first-round picks.
It seems that the Raptors are slowly but surely getting rid of any veteran with trade value to rebuild around Scottie Barnes. Quickley, and Barrett. This opens up plenty of opportunities for other teams to get some of Toronto’s role players.
So, let’s look at three Raptors the Kings should target after the Siakam blockbuster.
3. Dennis Schröder
We have already mentioned Dennis Schröder as a possible trade target for the Kings before here on A Royal Pain. The Kings don’t have a lot of ball handlers and rely heavily on De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk now that Davion Mitchell and Keon Ellis aren’t playing.
They could use another point guard to run the second unit, especially if Kevin Huerter is on his way out and Monk takes his starting spot. Schröder brings pretty much everything the Kings need at that position.
He is a tough on-ball defender and a good passer who could greatly boost the Kings’ bench scoring. Currently, there are only three bench players Mike Brown trusts. Adding to that group is incredibly important, and Schröder could really help with that.
Plus, the Kings could offer Davion Mitchell or Kessler Edwards if the Raptors want another young player they can still develop.