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Sports Report: Raptors looking to add talent ahead of trade deadline

22:41  18 january  2020
22:41  18 january  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Masai Ujiri wearing a suit and tie© Mark Blinch / National Basketball Association / Getty

After a strong first half of the season, the Toronto Raptors are looking to add talent ahead of the Feb. 6 trade deadline, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The defending champion Raptors, who were widely expected to regress after losing Kawhi Leonard in free agency, currently sit fourth in the Eastern Conference at 27-14, just a half-game behind the Boston Celtics and two games behind the second-seeded Miami Heat.

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Toronto has built its strong record despite numerous injuries to core players. Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol, and Norman Powell have all missed at least 10 of the team's 41 games to date. That group is now back at full health with the exception of VanVleet, who's listed as day-to-day with a hamstring strain.

Raptors president Masai Ujiri has a number of draft assets to dangle in a potential trade, including all of the team's future first-round picks plus second-rounders in 2020, 2023, and from 2025 onward.

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