First of all, don’t be fooled by the title because I do not intend to give a list of actual trades that the raps should make to get these players, I am going to let you guys do the work. Instead, I will list the top ten players I think they should go after, with a couple surprises at the end, and I will let you guys propose/discuss the trades they should go about in order to land these players.
Secondly, I am only listing players at the Small Forward position, save one little surprise at the end.
I am considering players we have a chance to acquire/are available and who would be a good complement to our existing young nucleus of Andrea Bargnani, DeMar Derozan and Ed Davis. Here are some more criteria I will consider,
1. Defensive ability: Both post and perimeter,
2. Rebounding ability: Andrea Bargnani is a poor rebounder, I am aware of that, however, rather than continuously know him for that, event though he has been showing improvement, I propose that we find a Small Forward who can rebound and make up for Bargnani weakness in that area of his game.
- Younger Players: For younger players I am looking for potential, hustle, energy and willingness to work on their game.
- Veteran Players: I am looking for experienced veterans, with high energy who can be a leader and mentor for this young team.