PBT Extra: Serge Ibaka trade good for Toronto, but how close does it get them to Cleveland?

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There is a reason the Raptors front office has long coveted Serge Ibaka, Toronto’s weak spot is the four and Ibaka perfectly fits what they need in that role.

The trade of Ibaka from Orlando to Toronto was good for both sides, but for the Raptors it was their big move. Ibaka is a free agent this summer, and what it’s going to cost to keep him and Kyle Lowry (also a free agent) is going to send the Raptors deep into the tax. This is basically their roster for the next few years, the core of it anyway.

The Raptors got better, they got closer to Cleveland with this move. I just don’t think it’s enough if the Cavs are healthy.