Why The Toronto Raptors Do The Deal
Really, this deal finds each team choosing opposite directions.
If the Raptors have any hesitation here, it’ll be because they sent out an unprotected first-round pick for Jakob Poeltl at the deadline. With that in mind, haven’t they already committed to win-now mode?
No. That’s a sunk-cost fallacy. The Raptors can still rebuild. In all likelihood, they should. Flipping Anunoby for three first-round picks and Williams is a good move from that perspective.
Meanwhile, Ball is largely here to make the money work. There are real concerns that he’ll never play NBA basketball again.
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On the other hand, if he is able to make a comeback, this could end up looking like a steal for Toronto.
Even if it forces them to rebuild.