The Toronto Raptors are shopping the No. 8 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.
The Raptors are said to be looking to acquire an established wing player and Ford’s report claims the team has targeted Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay and Andre Iguodala of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo has reportedly let teams know that the pick is available if they are able to acquire the proven small forward they are looking for.
The Raptors are expected to have last season’s first round pick Jonas Valanciunas in the lineup this season, so the team may prefer to add a veteran presence instead of two, unproven rookies.
It remains to be seen if the Raptors will be able to move the pick but they could be targeting a point guard such as Weber State’s Damian Lillard or a wing scorer such as Syracuse’s Dion Walters, UConn’s Jeremy Lamb if they decide to keep the draft pick.
The 2012 NBA Draft will take place on June 28.