NBA Trades: Would the Raptors agree to the deal?
The Raptors appear likely to move on from Siakam one way or another, and moving him ahead of the 2023–24 season would help them start their rebuild. Receiving two first-round picks from the Clippers and a distant first-round pick from the Sixers, in addition to the expiring contract of Tobias Harris, might be enough to convince the Raptors to finally move on from their best player.
That will probably be for the best since they don’t appear likely to make the playoffs again this season, and they owe a first-round pick (top-six protected) to the Spurs. This deal would allow them to start a new era, and while the Clippers’ picks might not be good, the goal should be for the Raptors to get all that they can for Siakam or risk him leaving for nothing in free agency.
As for the Sixers’ pick, it would be top-5 protected in 2028, and that could be a big deal for Toronto since both Siakam and Embiid are 29 and, in five years, they’d be nearing their mid-30s. There is no guarantee that they will be all-star and MVP-caliber players or even Sixers by then. As a result, that would be the best asset in the deal for the Raptors and could help convince them to agree to the trade.
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Overall, with all three teams having something to gain from this proposed deal, a similar three-team deal could potentially happen.