New Orleans Hornets and Toronto Raptors Initiate NBA Trade Season

November 21st, 2010 by Karthik Tadisina Leave a reply »
NBA Trade: According to sources close to the situation, the Toronto Raptors are on the verge of trading guard Jarrett Jack, forward/center David Andersen, and guard Marcus Banks to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for the expiring contract of forward “Peja” Stojakovic, guard Jerryd Bayless, and cash considerations.

Since Bayless was acquired by New Orleans from Portland on October 23 (NBA rules state that a player cannot be traded with other players before December 23), two trades would have to be constructed in order for this deal to occur per NBA League Rules.

Toronto Raptors Breakdown

The Raptors acquire the veteran shooter Stojakovic, and his expiring contract along with guard Jerryd Bayless, who has the potential to become a star guard in the NBA. Bayless, has spent the previous two years with the Portland TrailBlazers, where he has played in a reserve role with veteran guard Andre Miller playing in front of him.

The Raptors also have an opportunity to see what the expiring contract of Stojakovic along with the Chris Bosh trade exception (worth around $14M) can bring them, especially if it is a player such as Andre Igu ...

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