Often, NBA teams fall into one of two camps: either you’re contending, or you’re rebuilding.
If you find yourself in the fray with the league’s best teams, odds are, you’re not concerned with draft capital or young players. You’re focused on obtaining win-now assets at all costs.
On the other hand, if you’re among the league’s basement dwellers, you’re probably looking to move any impact veterans you have on your squad – if you even have them to begin with.
At the same time, rules are made to be broken. Some teams fall between those two extremes. It may be that they stole a potential superstar in the draft in spite of already being competitive.
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Those teams are sometimes forced to get off the fence, and pick a side.
The Toronto Raptors may or may not be in that position. If they think they are, here’s a trade that sends Pascal Siakam to the Memphis Grizzlies.