Jonas Valanciunas finds himself on the trading block not for his poor performance – he’s averaged 10.1 points and 7.1 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game on 55.6% shooting. Instead, however, it seems the Raptors are ready to go in a different direction with the improvement of Lucas Nogueira and Jakob Poeltl at center.
If Masai Uriji was smart. He’d capitalize Valanciunas and his somewhat affordable contract into assets. Toronto doesn’t have any gaping holes. If anything, they could use more three-and-D type players. The Raptors are only 23rd in three point percentage and 17th in opposing field goal percentage. Here are some good trades for Valanciunas: