The Toronto Raptors are looking to put themselves in position to be a playoff team come 2016 when they host the NBA All-Star Game. To do so, that’s going to have to include some pretty big moves – possibly a roster overhaul, which general manager Masai Ujiri is looking at, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein who says the team is looking to make some moves which could include trading Rudy Gay.
The Raptors, I’m told, came into camp with an open mind under new front-office boss Masai Ujiri, willing to even consider an extension for Rudy Gay if they liked what they saw.
The strong sense now, though, is that the Raps are prepared to trade virtually anyone on the current roster if a suitable offer presents itself.
“Anyone but [Jonas] Valanciunas,” says one plugged-in source.
Of course, Gay comes with an $18 million dollar contract this season and a $19 million dollar player option for the following year, a hefty price tag many teams may balk at.
Needless to say, the Raptors appear ready to make moves and aren’t looking at wasting time to do so.