The Toronto Raptors are beginning to turn the corner this NBA season. They have teetered around .500 lately and currently stand at 16-16 after a rough start. There is a chance for deals to be made in Toronto and the New Orleans Pelicans have some intriguing fits.
It begins with JJ Redick and Josh Hart. The Pelicans are falling behind in the Western Conference which could cause them to be sellers. New Orleans is building around Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson moving forward. This means that they every other player is expandable.
They have some veteran names that could be on the move. Jrue Holiday was sent away in the offseason and there could be others. Redick and Eric Bledsoe are names that have surfaced recently, along with Lonzo Ball.
The Raptors are in a stretch where they have won four in a row and nine of their last 12. The continuity is finally coming together, which was expected coming into the season. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet are both scoring over 20 points per game to lead Toronto.
This is the core moving forward for the Raptors, which is why we have seen Kyle Lowry surface in rumors in recent weeks. This deal involves Norman Powell going to New Orleans in exchange for some valuable pieces for the Raptors.
This is what a potential deal could look like between the two sides that lands Powell in Toronto.