Raptors Trade Deadline Primer: Rules, assets, the Dragic factor and more

Title: Raptors Trade Deadline Primer: Rules, assets, the Dragic factor and more
Date: January 27, 2022
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I provided my annual pre-trade deadline primer, explaining the rules around trades and the Raptors’ cap and tax situation.

As a blustery winter week rolls on, there is, mercifully, a new season on the horizon: Transactions season.

The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 10. It’s significantly earlier than last year, when the schedule was amended due to the pandemic and Kyle Lowry said his non-goodbye goodbye before ultimately staying put a few more months (and just not playing). It leaves the Raptors in a position to make a decision on their direction with imperfect information — they’re right around .500, have six more games against East playoff teams in the next two weeks and don’t feel much closer to an ultimate all-in-or-step-back decision.

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