Multiple teams have reportedly expressed interest in trading for Toronto Raptors player Gary Trent Jr. The sharpshooter is highly regarded throughout the league.
According to Michael Grange of Sportsnet, league sources estimate Trent Jr.’s likely trade worth at a protected first-round selection or two solid second-round picks combined with a matching contract.
Trent is scoring a career-high 18.6 points per game while shooting 36.7 percent outside the arc. He has started 35 of his 45 games this season. For the 2023–24 season, he has an $18.8 million player option in his contract.
According to Grange, the Raptors will only trade him before the trade deadline on February 9 if he is not joining the team again.
Moving on from a 24-year-old perimeter shooter who has established himself as a great shooter is unlikely to benefit the Raptors’ squad, according to Grange. “The story might be different if Trent was determined to leave or the Raptors didn’t think they could re-sign him in free agency.”
The Raptors have a number of players, notably O.G., who have sparked interest in trade talks in addition to Trent. Fred VanVleet and Anunoby. At 23-29, Toronto is in last place in the Atlantic Division and may decide to completely overhaul its squad to position itself for the long term.
However, there’s a potential that the Raptors will keep their starting lineup and attempt to contend for a playoff spot. Toronto’s future decisions will probably impact the league as the trade deadline draws near.