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It’s been a banner year for the Toronto Raptors, but they don’t view themselves as a finished product.
The team is still on the lookout for perimeter shooting to add to their talented, deep roster built around the backcourt of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.
As noted by SportsNet, the Raptors rank 27th in the NBA in 3-point accuracy at 35 percent.
But what could the Raptors offer in return? Per SportsNet:
The Raptors do have some tools at their disposal. They have an open roster spot and two significant trade exceptions they can use to add a contract without having to send any out. They have one for $7.6 million that they got when they traded Cory Joseph to Indiana and there’s one for $11.8 million from trading DeMarre Carroll to Brooklyn.
In the event the Raptors president Masai Ujiri can’t swing a deal by the Thursday trade deadline, he could always go the 10-day contract route by calling up a player or players from the G League. With an open roster spot, the Raptors could also to explore the post-deadline buyout market for veteran help.
As it stands, the Raptors are 36-16 and in second place in the Eastern Conference.