Whether you believe that The Raps should tank and get their future centerpeice or whether you believe that they should take advantage of their week division/conference and go for a playoff birth and a series win isn't the goal of this thread. The thread is to discuss who we should trade and who we should keep and what direction that puts our team in going forward.
So, to start off I believe the Raps should get Rudy the hell out of here as soon as he starts playing close to the level he can and raises his value to close to what it was when The Raptors traded for him. I don't see why Masai is in a rush to trade him, might aswell get him playing better and get his trade value up to as high as it can get (Sort of like Demars at the moment).
Next off I believe either one of Psycho T or Amir needs to be dealt as well. Get another pick and a filler, which ever one it is who gets dealt doesn't matter to me. I like both guys and think they could both be a useful peice on a championship caliber team.
As for Lowry and Derozan, I'm up in the air. I see no reason why we wouldn't be able to use Demar and Jonas as our future 2-3 options on offense, hopefully get the third peice in this stacked draft class, and get a couple solid peices with our first rounders we would get from Rudy and either Amir or Tyler. However, as mentioned aboved Demar's value is HIGH right now with his recent play and on his contract, I'm sure Masai could get some peices for our team. Personally, I'm fine with either option. I like Lowry as a competitor and besides Demar he has been the best Raptor this season. I don't see him in our future, but I hope he is. He's shown he's willing to change his style for the team (becoming less of a shooter). But the same thing with Demar, if Masai can work his magic than by all means go ahead.
So if this plan was followed we'd hopefully have 4 first round picks (Lowry/Derozan, Gay, Amir/Tyler and our own)
And some solid peices that along with our draft picks could make us contenders fairly quick