The Toronto Raptors are an interesting team to pay attention to this offseason. After missing out on the playoffs, the Raptors hold the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.
Most people expect the team to use the fourth overall pick to replace Kyle Lowry, who is anticipated to ink a deal with a different team in NBA free agency.
Amid the NBA Draft rumors and Lowry’s status with the franchise, some names have been thrown around in trade discussions, with Fred VanVleet not being a common name.
For the most part, Pascal Siakam has been the most popular name on the Raptors to be mentioned as a trade candidate.
Siakam is a versatile forward that would certainly drum up a ton of interest from teams around the NBA. But what would it take for a team to pry VanVleet away from the Raptors this summer?
While there is nothing suggesting that Fred VanVleet could definitively be on his way out, let’s take a quick look at five teams who should pursue a trade for him.