By Robert J. Matthews
Toronto Raptors are struggling in the Eastern Conference and may need to rebuild their team.
Scottie Barnes is standing out as a key player for the Raptors, sparking trade rumors about veterans Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby.
The team faced a significant loss to the Utah Jazz, leading to frustrations among fans and management.
Coach Darko Rajakovic is considering changes, including reducing playing time for Jakob Poeltl.
Poeltl was brought in to address the team's need for a big man, but the move is now seen as a mistake.
While Poeltl contributes to defense, his presence has negatively impacted the team's three-point shooting.
The Raptors regret not selling players and making moves during the previous season's trade deadline.
The team's overall floor spacing has suffered, making it harder for players like Fred VanVleet to shine.
Toronto needs to make internal changes to avoid further decline and consider rebuilding for future success.