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Offseason Blueprint: Sign-and-traders

If their free agents decide to leave, these three teams need to get something in return

Updated: June 25, 2010, 3:32 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine
Chris BoshBrian Babineau/NBAE/Getty ImagesBosh is likely bolting Toronto, but if he does re-sign, the Raptors must surround him with more talent.

ESPN Insider is breaking down what every team in the league could -- and should -- do during the most anticipated offseason in NBA history. Ric Bucher and Chris Broussard have separated the league into six groups based on everything from cap room to organizational philosophy. Next: the sign-and-traders -- the Toronto Raptors, Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns. (You can follow the whole series here.)

Toronto Raptors

Objective: Add size, toughness and shot blocking to frontcourt.


To see how Bucher breaks down the offseason plans for the Raptors, Hawks and Suns, and what alternative moves he suggests if those teams can't execute Plan A, sign up for ESPN Insider today.

Ric Bucher

NBA Reporter, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer