Could Montrezl Harrell leave the LA Clippers for the Toronto Ratpors?
This offseason, Montrezl Harrell will have a big decision to make. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year just had his best season for the LA Clippers and is entering free agency. Despite a poor playoff performance, he is expected to have several suitors.
Out of that list, the Toronto Raptors are starting to look more and more like the favorite from an outside perspective.
Let’s start with the obvious. Multiple reports have already linked Trezz to the Raptors. From their perspective, Serge Ibaka is a free agent and Marc Gasol is leaving the team to return home and play for Barcelona. This leaves a gaping hole at the center position for the Raptors. Trezz could step in and fill that void, providing the team with another scoring option. Makes sense, right?
Now, let’s throw those tin foil hats on and dive a little deeper.
Yesterday, Harrell posted a picture on his Instagram story, showing off his AAU team’s logo stating how he is building the best program. The team’s name is the Raptors and they share the same logo as Toronto.
People obviously jumped all over this, assuming that this was a new creation and that it could only mean he was naming his AAU team after the team he plans to join next. From a quick Google search, it looks like that is not the case and the team has had the Raptor logo at least since July. We can probably chalk this up to nothing.
However, Trezz DID recently follow the Toronto Raptors on Instagram. During the offseason, who players follow and unfollow on social media is highly checked on, so it makes sense people were able to find this out quickly. I hopped on Trezz’s Insta and searched through the 2,009 accounts he’s following.
I checked and he doesn’t follow the Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, or the New York Knicks, three teams that are reportedly interested in signing him. He is, however, still following the Clippers.
I won’t sit here and say Trezz is for sure heading to Canada but the signs are pointing that way. As he makes his decision, make sure to continue to check back here for all your LA Clippers news, rumors, and more!