Raptors Trade For Tim Hardaway Jr., Olivier-Maxence Prosper In Bold Proposal

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One NBA writer is proposing that the Toronto Raptors acquire Tim Hardaway Jr. and Olivier-Maxence Prosper from the Dallas Mavericks in a bold deal. Lee Tran of Fadeaway World proposed the following trade idea between the Raptors and Mavericks:

Dallas Mavericks Receive: OG Anunoby

Toronto Raptors Receive: Tim Hardaway Jr., Olivier Maxence-Prosper, Second-Round Pick, Second-Round Pick

“The key in this deal would obviously be prospect Olivier-Maxence Prosper who profiles as a decent defensive forward with good raw physical tools, standing at 6’8 with a 7’1 wingspan,” Tran wrote in his latest NBA trade column. “He could potentially develop into a quality player moving forward, especially when put through the Toronto Raptors’ development program. On top of receiving Maxence-Prosper, the Raptors would also get two second-round picks as draft compensation.

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“Tim Hardaway Jr.’s contract would mostly be used in this trade for salary-matching purposes, but he could also help the Toronto Raptors with his 3PT shooting ability immediately. The Raptors were bottom-10 in the league in 3PTs attempted last season, and it is clear that their spacing was an issue. Hardaway Jr. would likely play a bench role for the Raptors as a sixth man, and last season, he averaged 14.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game, and Hardaway Jr. also shot the 3PT shot at an efficient 38.5% clip.”

Hardaway Jr. appeared in 71 games for the Mavericks last season. He averaged 14.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting 40.1% from the field, 38.5% from beyond the arc and 77.0% from the free-throw line.

The Mavericks acquired Maxence Prosper from the Sacramento Kings on July 6. Dallas traded Richaun Holmes to Sacramento for Maxence Prosper.

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The Raptors didn’t make the playoffs last season after losing the 9-10 play-in game to the Chicago Bulls. NBA All-Star point guard Fred VanVleet left Toronto this offseason for the Houston Rockets in free agency.

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