The Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs have been winning franchises over the years but that was not the case this NBA season. Both sides missed the postseason and could be looking to make some big changes now that the year is complete. There is a chance the two sides could get together for a deal of their own.
It begins with the Raptors putting one of their best players up for grabs. Pascal Siakam has turned into an elite player with Toronto. The front office did not want to give him up in the past but when will that notion change? The Raptors could prioritize the backcourt with Kyle Lowry entering free agency.
The Raptors could be looking for that piece next to Fred VanVleet at the guard position. Siakam would be a hot commodity in a trade and the Spurs could be interested.
San Antonio is another team that did not reach the level of success they were hoping for. The Spurs were eliminated in the play-in games of the postseason. This makes it two years in a row that the Spurs did not qualify for the postseason.
This comes after being one of the most successful franchises over the last two decades. This offseason, the Spurs will have to find a way to get back into contention and that can be done in many ways. It will be interesting to see which direction they go.
This is one trade that could potentially help both teams involved. Let’s take a closer look at a trade between the Spurs and Raptors in the offseason.
San Antonio Spurs Receive: F/C Pascal Siakam
Toronto Raptors Receive: G Dejounte Murray, C Jakob Poeltl, G Lonnie Walker IV (team-option), No. 12 pick
Pascal Siakam, as we mentioned, would be the centerpiece of this NBA trade scenario going back to the San Antonio Spurs. They have always had a strong piece down low and Siakam would fit right in.