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.