First of all...THANK YOU to Chicago and Boston. Their game today and their game's 1 and 2 of this series are as good as any I've seen ever in a first round.
Anyway with Detroit now out and looking to rebuild I had a thought.
What if the Raptors traded Chris Bosh and Jason Kapono to the Pistons for Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince. I would think Toronto would also have to swap 1st round picks to make this happen but it would address both the starting SG and SF issues. Give Toronto now 2 go to scoring options instead of one with bosh. Also it adds length and rebounding at the SF position and gives Toronto a slasher in Rip.
I would certainly try to get this deal done without swapping picks with the Pistons which might work considering the length of Rip and Tay's contracts. Keeping the pick, likely to be around 9, could shore up the backup PG spot landing the Raptors a PG like North Carolina's Ty Lawson.
The Raptors would also STILL retain the cap space they gained with Marion's contract coming off the books which they could use to lure somebody like Charlie Villanueva (16 pts 7 reb last season in 11 less min than bosh) , Lamar Odom or Mehmet Okur to Toronto to start in place of Bosh. They could then look to sign Anthony Parker to come off the bench at SG and also run the point as he did this season in a backup roll.
Not sure how much cap space they'd have but they could look at bringing Rasho or Delfino back or try to add a guy like Walter Hermann who is a free agent.
A starting 5 would look like this
PG - Jose Calderon
SG - Richard Hamilton
SF - Tayshaun Prince
PF - Charlie V/Lamar Odom/Mehmet Okur
C - Andrea Bargnani
Anthony parker or Carlos Delfino
1st round pick
Obviously the biggest obstacle is signing somebody at a reasonable rate to replace bosh. Then using the rest of the money to bring in guys to round out the bench.
Just a thought and probably a real long shot.