Grade the trade: Milwaukee Bucks add wing depth in mock deal with Toronto Raptors

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Toronto's perspective on this trade

As I said before, a full-on fire sale is a real possibility for Toronto as we get closer and closer to the trade deadline. Jalen McDaniels and Otto Porter Jr. aren't big pieces of what Toronto has going on, so a deal involving these two players seems realistic.

The return Toronto is getting for two players with minimal roles on their team is excellent. The Raptors would receive Pat Connaughton, AJ Green, and two second-round picks, including a 2024 second via Portland. The shooting and the small second-round stockpile would be very beneficial to them.

While Jalen McDaniels and Otto Porter Jr. can still help certain teams, there is not much of a role for them in Toronto. Acquiring two picks and two borderline rotational players for guys who have struggled to find their identity would be a big win for Toronto, but certainly nothing needle-moving.

More and more talent is coming into the NBA annually, so the 2024 second-rounder adds further incentive to this deal. The positioning of the pick is obviously unknown, and some consider most second-round picks to be dice rollers, but this could be a great opportunity for the Raptors to identify some sleeper talent in the draft and find a guy who can help them off the bat.

There are several advantages Toronto would find themselves in if they made this deal, with more draft capital being the biggest. Both teams are getting a little bit of what they desire in this deal. The Bucks are getting defensive upgrades, and Toronto is getting picks and a couple of wing shooters.