Toronto adds another backcourt star
Pacers Recieve: Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby
Raptors Recieve: Victor Oladipo
Masai Ujiri has proven the one-year rental can work and this could be his chance at another one. Trading for Victor Oladipo could improve their backcourt and give them another chance at making a run for a title. For this trade to happen the Raptors would have to sign and trade Fred VanVleet as he is a free agent this offseason.
VanVleet could give the Pacers a backcourt scoring option if Oladipo decides to leave. VanVleet is coming off the best season of his career averaging 17.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game which are all career highs. He shot very well from the floor this season posting an effective field goal percentage of nearly 51 percent. VanVleet would pair great with the bigger Brogdon and make for a formidable backcourt.
This is where this trade enters the land of “too good to be true”. OG Anunoby has developed into quite the NBA player and if you watched him during his time at Indiana you already knew what he was capable of. OG had his best season to date averaging 10 points, 5 rebounds, and nearly 2 assists a game all while playing incredible defense. OG has tremendous upside as a 3 and D player that could possibly start for the Pacers.
This trade would hinge on how much are the Raptors willing to risk on a one year rental of Victor Oladipo. Do the Raptors think Oladipo would be the missing piece to take them to that next level? I’m sure he could be if Oladipo played his way back to All-NBA status. I don’t feel too confident about this particular trade happening.