Title: NBA Trade Deadline 2023: What offers the Raptors should (and shouldn’t) consider
Date: February 6, 2023
Original Source: Sportsnet
Synopsis: In my latest at Sportsnet, I fired up the mailbag for my annual “all your trade ideas are bad” column.
A salary-capped and luxury-taxed world is one that Jean-Ralphio Saperstein simply can’t fathom, let alone understand the intricacies of. While my attempts to be helpful this time of year are offered in good faith, he’d very likely lean in for a whisper and then tell you loudly that I am the wooorst.
This time of year, at least.
The Trade Machine Killjoy is back for another installation of my annual “all your trade ideas are bad” column. That snappy title isn’t entirely fair — over the years, readers and fans have become exponentially smarter around the rules of the NBA’s trade market and what constitutes a good deal for multiple sides — but it’s an easy way to set the mailbag up.
If you’re new to this piece, it’s essentially me sorting through dozens of trade ideas from colleagues and readers, picking out the ones that are most interesting to discuss, and explaining why it is or isn’t a plausible deal in my eyes. Some years, the exercise gets us close to a deal that actually happens. Other years, the deadline is a flop. And in special years, my heart shatters to pieces as Bruno Caboclo is traded in a tax-ducking move.