Toronto and Detroit are both struggling in the early part of the 2012-13 NBA season, and that has many basketball experts believing that one or both teams could make some roster changes in the near future.
James Borbath has suggested the two teams get together and make a trade of veteran players. The rumor has Tayshaun Prince heading to Toronto for Jose Calderon in a move of big salaries, but also one that would allow both teams to bring along younger players.
Price leaving Detroit would make rookie Kyle Singler the starting small forward and give the team a shot at building some chemistry between their younger players. The Pistons would also get a solid backup for Brandon Knight and a player that could mentor their young point guard for another season or two.
The Raptors need to get some salary cap relief and move Calderon is a start, but they would also add a proven veteran and some leadership skills that the front-court of Toronto sorely needs.
This deal is not a big NBA blockbuster, but it would help both teams begin the rebuilding process and give two veterans a much needed change of scenery.