Via Marc Stein the Raptors waived Stojakovic on Thursday afternoon after completing a buyout of Peja’s$15 million expiring contract. Sources told Stein that the Mavericks secured permission from Toronto last week to speak to Stojakovic’s agent, David Bauman, to see if the former All-Star sharpshooter would have interest in playing in Dallas after his eventual… Read more »
According to ESPN the Raptors have acquired Alexis Ajinca from Dallas and a 2013 second round pick too from the Mavs. In return, Dallas will receive the rights to 2007 second-round pick Georgios Printezis and create a salary-cap exception equal to Ajinca’s $1.5 million salary.
It looked for a while like this could be a repeat of the Dallas game where the short-handed Raptors go to one of the big boys’ house and pull off an improbably win. Taking the 0-10 start out of the equation means the Raptors dominated the first half before crumbling in the third quarter where they handed the momentum back to the Spurs.
I listened to the Cleveland commentators the whole game (I do this often now since I find the it to be comedic gold). Some things that were said:
- WeNorth (commenting on the WeTheNorth campaign, apparently the can't read the giant letters on the giant banners in their own stadium properly) - One announcer forgot DeRozan's name, called him what's his name as he went to the free throw line - Commentators were saying the Cavs should start hard fouling Lou, "put him on his britches". More than once. - Were in disbelief when Amir hit a three