I would do everything in my power to try to get rid of Gay, Bargnani, Derozan, and Fields. You'd probably have to sweeten the deal with either Lowry or Amir to get rid of any of them. There might be a team that sees value in Derozan at his current price though.
Why would anyone try to compete with the current mess of a roster that the Raptors have? Is a 1st round exit and more to come that appealing?
The Raptors probably only have 3 desirable assets. Valanciunas, Lowry and Amir. Ross could have some value too given he's still very cheap. Good luck doing anything with that to create a "winner".
I would try to blow this sh!t up. Everyone on the team except for Val and possibly Amir (Although he could be had if it means we get rid of other unwanted players) Can be had at rock bottom blow out prices. I would be aiming to have the worst team in the league next season. Not only cause of Wiggins, but also cause the 'core' we have just isn't going to do it. We need to rebuild from the ground up.
Easier said than done. Nobody wants our garbage, let alone their insane contracts....I don't envy our new GM.
If you are trying to win now for some misguided reason, you keep Kyle Lowry given that he's probably the most productive player on the team. You're not going to get anyone better than him unless you're trading Valanciunas.
For a "win now" situation, you are looking at trading the 2014 pick, Ross and maybe Amir. You probably keep Valanciunas and Lowry. You aren't getting anything of value for anyone else.
You guys mention getting rid of players, but for what?
As witnessed yesterday, picks in next year's draft are too expensive.
For example, I would move DD & pieces to try and get Bledsoe and Butler.
Try and move Lowry and Fields/Kleiza for a Jazz PF.
Amnesty Bargs for FA's (Reddick, Landry, Tyreke, Collison).
See if Myck Kabongo is a suitable 3rd string PG.
I have no issue in tanking if the opportunity presents itself to do so. But for argument's sake, what moves WOULD you do IF you were to piece together a competitive team?
Also, what price would you pay to trade away Bargs to keep the amnesty for Kleiza? Do you just keep Kleiza's expiring contract?
You don't need anything back. The worst place to be in the NBA is 8th, where you get destroyed by every the first place team every year.
Whats worse about it is that they've got to hold onto Demar, Fields, and Gay for long term contracts, so now you're stuck in this 7-10th place hole which isn't possible to get out of unless you have a star. Stars don't come around too often when you're in the league.
Trade everyone, turn into the Celtics or 76ers. Then come out of next years draft with Wiggins or Parker.
This is a star driven league, its time the Raptors got one.
You didnt really specify about cap issues or i.e. paying the luxury..but...
1) Bargnani and Kliza for Paul Gasou LA Lakers.
Pgas, Val, and Amir represent your 123 rotation of big men
2) Landry Fields, John Lucas and one of Demar (or Ross) for a true ball possession - distrubuting point guard. Absorb cap hit sign and trade if allowed.
CP3 for example. You then have CP3 / Lowry / Ross (or Derozan) playing you back court. Klow plays as many minutes as he does now off ball on the 2 when CP3 is 1... shifts over
3) Rudy Gay stays as is.
4) Alan Anderson back as is only now riding the pine. Aaron Grey as well.
5) Big 3 are Pgas CP3 and Gay.
6) Future 3 are Val / Ross (or DeRozan) / ?? Klow and or what ever other move you make in the future like trading Klow and an aging Gay for the first over all pick in 2017.
7) Your depth is your future 3 plus, Amir (extended), Alan Anderson Aaron Grey. You add a vetern swingmen (i.e. of the Ray Lewis variety) and another power big man (i.e. of the Carlos Boozer variety) - guys that come off big contracts and are willing to take a MLE to win a ring...