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Toronto Finally Breaks Silence on Bruce Brown Trade—and It’s the Right Move!

The Toronto Raptors are reportedly exploring trade options for Bruce Brown, whom they acquired from the Indiana Pacers in the Pascal Siakam deal before the trade deadline.

According to Doug Smith of the Toronto Star, the Raptors plan to exercise Brown’s $23 million team option and then trade him, while also working to re-sign Gary Trent Jr.

This strategy aligns with Toronto’s recent pivot, having moved Siakam and OG Anunoby to the New York Knicks, thereby emphasizing a younger core centered around Scottie Barnes, Immanuel Quickley, and RJ Barrett. Retaining Brown doesn’t fit this new direction, making his trade a logical next step.

Additionally, the Raptors could consider trading centers Jakob Pöltl and Kelly Olynyk. Pöltl, at 28, is a strong defensive presence but doesn’t align with Toronto’s youthful timeline and would be more valuable to a competitive team. Olynyk, 33, offers shooting and playmaking, attributes that could attract teams in need of a floor-spacing center, especially with potential vacancies like the one in New Orleans if Jonas Valančiūnas moves on.

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Ultimately, Brown, Pöltl, and Olynyk represent assets the Raptors can no longer afford to retain if they are to focus on rebuilding. Allocating significant cap space and attention to these players would detract from the development of their future core.

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