Grade the trade: Warriors add a do-it-all star in a much-needed proposed shakeup

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The Warriors add a do-it-all star in a much-needed shakeup.

The Raptors signaled that they might be open for business by trading forward OG Anunoby to the New York Knicks for RJ Barrett, and Immanuel Quickley. The franchise has been stuck in the middle ever since Kawhi Leonard skipped town after bringing the franchise’s only title back in 2019. Pascal Siakam has been in trade rumors for the past couple of seasons, and that has only persisted this season, as the Raptors are eight games below .500, and ended the Detroit Pistons' 28-game losing streak.

It has also been reported that the Raptors are exploring Siakam trade offers. They should be looking for value where they can, as Siakam is on an expiring contract, and the Raptors cannot afford to lose a player of his caliber for nothing. This is where the Warriors come in. They need an all-around offensive weapon like Siakam.

He is a consistent 20-point-per-game scorer, as he has done that for the last five seasons, and he also offers some playmaking skills, as he is averaging five assists per game this season. Having him next to Curry on offense will make the Warriors a lot more dangerous, and also take some pressure off of guys like Thompson and others. But who would they give up for SIakam?