The Toronto Raptors had preliminary talks with the Indiana Pacers in 2017 on a trade for Paul George.

The package would have looked similar to the one they sent the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard in which DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected first round pick were traded. 

The Pacers eventually traded George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. 

The Raptors had to contend with the free agencies of Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka that offseason as well.