Should Raptors buy, sell or (sigh) hold steady at the trade deadline?

Title: Should Raptors buy, sell or (sigh) hold steady at the trade deadline?
Date: March 8, 2021
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I worked through the tough decisions facing the Raptors at the trade deadline.

Welcome​ to another edition of​​ Raptors Reasonablists with​ Eric​ Koreen​ and​​ Blake​​ Murphy. Throughout the year, Raptors staff writers Koreen and Murphy discuss hot-button issues surrounding the team, but with an even-keeled approach in pursuit of finding a reasonable middle ground. If we have faith in anything, it is that reasonable middle grounds lead to: a) workable long-term solutions; b) increased empathy and understanding for others; and c) more wins — at least more wins when they truly matter, probably. We hold these truths to be self-evident, and we hold these truths to be good truths.

Koreen: If last year’s Raptors were charmed, then this year’s are cursed. Maybe that’s a bit much, but, at the very least, a few years of decidedly good luck on top of a great process have dissipated to the point where the process isn’t getting as much help anymore.

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