Toronto Raptors: Is Derrick Williams Worth Trading DeMar DeRozan and Ed Davis?

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Toronto Raptors: Is Derrick Williams Worth Trading DeMar DeRozan and Ed Davis?
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First, let me begin by saying that I put a question mark at the end of the title because like many of you reading this article, I am just as confused as you as to why I am writing this. 

I am a firm believer that DeMar DeRozan, Ed Davis and Jerryd Bayless are the future of this organization and that Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon need to be shipped out.  I have never been shy in expressing these views and until now, I was quite unwilling to see things otherwise…

However, in this article I will attempt to step back, broaden my horizon and look at things from a different perspective.

There are several players on this team, i.e., Jerryd Bayless and Andrea Bargnani, who’s development as players is being stunted. 

Bayless should have been promoted to starting point guard mid-way through last season, and Bargnani should never have been put at center; rather, he should be playing Power Forward and Small Forward.

At this point I REFUSE to say the Raptors SHOULD go through with trading DeMar DeRozan and Ed Davis for Derrick Williams and Wesley Johnson (who was not in the title but would be a part of the proposed trade). 

Rather, I simply want to bring it up and see what people think about this surprising suggestion. 

It is something that I was discussing earlier today with Joseph Fafinski, a Timberwolves fan and fellow Bleacher Report writer, and it stuck with me to the point where I decided to write an article on it.

I will begin by introducing the trade I propose, then I will give the post-trade depth chart for Minnesota (to show that the trade would in fact benefit them as well) followed by Toronto’s post-trade depth chart, then five ways in which this would help the Raptors, followed by my final thoughts on this whole theory.

Here we go… and keep in mind that I am neither for nor against making this trade, I just want to get the idea out there…

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