Quiet Trade Deadline For Raptors
Source: The Sun
For the rebuilding Raptors, there’s no point in pulling off a deal that compromises the development of their young and emerging core, no sense in adding a big contract when so much salary flexibility has been already been created.
At the same time, if a deal presents itself that is simply too attractive to turn down, you know general manager Bryan Colangelo will do it.
But for now, don’t expect anything of any consequence.
“I will say there’s all sorts of conversation as we always do as a matter of course,’’ Colangelo relayed from Arizona on Sunday after leaving the league’s all-star weekend for a scouting trip.
“A lot of deals have been talked about, small deals that involve tweaks to the roster. I’d characterize them as opportunity-type deals.”
Danilo Gallinari A Possible Raptor ?
The Nuggets are not expected to retain Danilo Gallinari, according to sources that spoke with Ric Bucher.
The Nets, Clippers, Cavaliers and Raptors are all expected to express interest in Gallinari.
Gallinari was the sixth overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft.
Not to sure if i like this idea though we do need a shooter, but his defense is blah ..
Colangelo Interested In Dealing Heat Pick?
“We might consider doing something now with the Miami (first-round pick) if the right kind of player can be obtained,” the Raptors president and general manager said in an e-mail.
“We are having discussions with several teams, but mostly for smaller type deals that don’t compromise our plan of acquiring future assets or creating more flexibility,” said Colangelo.
Source: The Star
“If a significant piece is available that makes us better long term, we would certainly entertain that idea (using the full exception) as well, but (it’s) unlikely,” he said.
Gallinari Staying In Denver
There were reports Monday that the Nuggets were considering re-routing Gallinari and Mozgov to New Jersey in exchange for two first-round picks. But Denver GM Masai Ujiri said that would not be the case. "We brought those guys in to play for the Nuggets," Ujiri said.