The Toronto Raptors will acquire the power forward out of Orlando, Serge Ibaka. The Raptors will be giving away Terrence Ross and a 2017 1st round draft pick. This trade could put the Raptors a little closer in their 1st place chase of the Cavs in the east. The Magic are now without Ibaka so they can move Aaron Gordon back to the power forward spot where he seems to best fit. This makes beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs and regular season so much more of a reality for the Toronto Raptors. But the Raptors still have their work cut out for them as they sit at 5th place in the east, but only six games behind Cleveland. They are tied with the Hawks close to the Wizards and Celtics. But overall this is a really good trade for the Toronto Raptors as the trade deadline closes in. NBA Trade Deadline: February 23rd 3:00 ET. Teams need to get their trades in soon.
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