Why The Toronto Raptors Do The Deal
Some Raptors fans may not love this deal. They’ll be expecting more draft capital in exchange for Anunoby.
Here’s the thing: what is the draft for? Isn’t the goal to land a player with star potential? If so, this is a good deal. Alperen Sengun is worth two or three first-round picks.
This sophomore is already one of the best passing big men in the league. He’s one of the best low-block scorers as well. His playmaking could unlock what’s looked like a limp Raptors offense this season.
Even if they retain Jakob Poeltl, this makes sense. The duo would give the Raptors two very different looks at the 5.
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If they have more success with Poeltl, they’ve still got a potential offense star on the roster to potentially trade.
Should the Celtics be pursuing him here instead?