The Raptors have been consistent throughout the summer that they aren't going into an immediate rebuild in the wake of losing Kawhi Leonard as a free agent.
TSN Sports' Josh Lewenberg reported in July that Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri wanted to let the team "sink or swim" before making any big roster decisions.
One source told Deveney the Raptors right now are "where they always wanted to be" because Ujiri has been planning "to rebuild things around Siakam and OG (Anunoby) and the other young guys eventually."
Deveney added Toronto doesn't want to approach this season as a "throwaway" right out of the gate coming off the franchise's first championship.
If Ujiri eventually determines his best course of action is looking toward the future, Lowry, Gasol and Ibaka can be put back on the trade table. All three players are over the age of 30 and entering the final season of their contracts.
That trio could net Toronto multiple future assets if they get shopped around before the February trade deadline.
There's no practical reason for the Raptors to go into sell mode right now less than four weeks away from raising their title banner at Scotiabank Arena prior to the Oct. 22 season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans.