Toronto Raptors receive: Jordan Poole
Washington Wizards receive: Gary Trent Jr, Chris Boucher
The best conceptual fit for Jordan Poole is a team that can cover for his defensive shortcomings. The Toronto Raptors certainly fit that bill.
Toronto has impressive size, length, and athleticism on the perimeter. Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, and Dennis Schroder provide fearsome defensive intensity. However, they struggle in the half-court offense as they rank dead-last in the NBA in points per possession in the half-court. Jordan Poole could help solve that problem.
While Poole can provide the scoring offensively, he can be hidden on the weakest opposing player on the defensive end. This could be a winning formula for the franchise trying to get back to the postseason.
Plus, the Raptors are not giving up too much to acquire Poole. Gary Trent Jr. is on an expiring contract and Chris Boucher is superfluous on their crowded frontcourt. Both players fit better on the Wizards than they do on the Raptors.
Boucher could provide important floor-spacing and rim protection to Washington. Trent Jr. is a valuable shooter, and the Wizards could further develop him after re-signing him to a longer deal. A trade like this would make the Wizards a deeper, more balanced team.