In these trades, if a player was lost, another was gained-- so neither team didn't lose any players, number wisel. Despite all these off-season trades, the Raptors still have 14 players on the roster and one more can still be added. Many Raptor fans are getting anxious about this, but I am one of the minority who believes that at this point, it doesn't really matter.
The Raptors have an extremely deep bench. Player 6 very well may be equally talented as player 9. Every player on the bench will have the opportunity to make a solid contribution when hitting the floor. But at the same time, I realize there's only 48 minutes in a basketball game, and not everyone will get equal distribution time--that's not my opinion, that's just basic math.
At the end of the day, fans need to realize the Raptors bench is pretty much set in stone. Honestly, will player #15 put the Raptors over the top? Chances are no. And with a slipping economy, it doesn't make sense to invest a ton of money into a guy who will only get flashes of court time.
Frankly, I don't care who player #15 will be. Because again, he won't make an impact. The only thing I do care about is how much he's getting paid. So all you angry Raptor fans, I'd chill out if I were you--because if I were you, I'd focus on the upcoming and promising season ahead, rather than debating who the 15th man should be. That's the absolute last thing I'm concerned about.