On a day of blockbuster trades, this one is more of a “you take my project, I’ll take yours” kind of deal, one that is more about clearing roster room in Sacramento.
Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports broke the news that Toronto has Bruno Caboclo traded to Sacramento for Malachi Richardson.
The Kings will waive Caboclo, this clears up a roster spot for their involvement in all the other trades involving Cleveland. It is possible a protected second rounder or something may be coming their way as well in the final call on this deal, but it wouldn’t be significant.
The Raptors win this trade. In Richardson, they land a guy who a number of teams wondered could be developed into a good shooter and rotation player outside of Sacramento. Richardson is supposed to be a shooter, but he’s hitting just 30 percent from three this season, is scoring just 0.67 points per possession on spot-up attempts (nearly half his shots), and has had a very limited role on a bad team. He’s got potential, but he’s been up and down in the G-League for two seasons for a reason. Still, a good gamble by the Raptors.