2. Dennis Schroder
The Raptors have already made two blockbuster trades. OG Anunoby was shipped to the Knicks before dealing Pascal Siakam to Indiana in the two biggest moves thus far. Toronto is selling and should continue to teardown their roster. Bruce Brown, Jakob Poeltl, Schroder, Chris Boucher, and Gary Trent Jr. should all be on the block before the deadline.
They signed Schroder to replace Fred VanVleet, and he was averaging a career-high in assists per game before the Raptors traded for Immanuel Quickley. It left the 30-year-old coming off the bench as the team’s sixth man. He has played that role before, but his consistency and production have dropped off since the shift.
It would likely cost the Suns Grayson Allen, but they could trade for Schroder if they wanted another starter. The 6’1 guard gets buckets and makes plays. If the Phoenix Suns want a capable starting point guard with playoff experience, he may be the only available option in their price range. Toronto may be happy to dump his $13.0 million salary for next season from their books and get a handful of seconds in return.
If a 3-and-D wing is the team’s focus at the trade deadline, there is only one team who may give up a starting caliber option for what the Suns have to offer.