It’s looking like the Toronto Raptors won’t be making much in the way of a significant roster move at the trade deadline, Sportsnet’s Michael Grange is reporting. According to the Raptors insider, the only move Toronto will make will be for a minor-level players leaving potential impact pieces such as Tyreke Evans or Rodney Hood out of the equation. It’s known that the Raptors could likely use some additional three-point shooting with the dip in production seen from Norman Powell this season and C.J. Miles missing more time than the team would like. However, according to Grange, a player like Evans won’t because his style of play doesn’t fit with Toronto’s ball-movement-happy play-style and the Raptors wouldn’t own his Bird rights, meaning locking him up long-term in the off-season would prove more challenging. In Hood’s case, the current Utah Jazz wing’s contract is likely too expensive for the Raptors’ tastes, Grange says.
Raptors not expected to make significant deadline moves
Sportsnet | Feb 6