Toronto faces a brutal tax bill. FVV and GTJ have player options next year and need to get paid. Raptors cant pay them. Raptors have the worst half-court offense in the league are just 7th in the East. Lakers need shooting and wings. Russ gives them a half-court offense. Raptors gain 2 great trade assets in the 27' and 29' FRP's which can become part of a trade used to acquire a superstar. Lakers get the shooting they need.