Free Agency Blueprint: TOR

How to land LeBron:

Getting LeBron James to The North would seem to be a superteam in the East, giving James enough firepower around him to get back to a ninth straight NBA Finals and challenge the Warriors for his fourth title. Coming off a 59-win season, the Raptors have all of their rotation returning except VanVleet, meaning they are already pushing up against the Apron of $129 million. Toronto needs to clear space with a trade–Serge Ibaka, CJ Miles and Norman Powell for James and Larry Nance, Jr. After making this move, the Raptors would have four roster spots to fill and $3,168,777 to use with trade exceptions. The best regular season team in the East would be expected to win 65 games while immediately becoming the favorite to make the NBA Finals.

Projected Starting Five: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozen, LeBron James, Larry Nance, Jonas Valanciunas

Projected Record: 65-17


LeBron James                 .221                                 14.0                                  $35,350,000

Larry Nance .196 5.8 $2,272,391
Kyle Lowry .194 10.2 $31,000,000
DeMar DeRozan .170 9.6 $27,739,975
Jonas Valanciunas .210 7.6 $16,539,326
Jakob Poeltl .176 5.6 $2,947,320
OG Anunoby .098 3.0 $1,952,760
Delon Wright .152 4.5 $2,536,898
Malachi Richardson .045 0.0 $1,569,360
Pascal Siakam .133 4.7 $1,544,951
Alfonzo McKinnie .084 0.1 $1,378,242
Justin Hamilton $1,000,000

Totals:                                                65.1 Win Shares                              $125,831,223





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