The Bucks have the 8th seed and are struggling. Then you have the Knicks, Cavs and Pistons in their way. If they finish strong they could make it. They're 4.5 games back.
If they finish strong and still miss the playoffs you're looking at a mid teens pick. No big deal to a team desperate to keep D-Will.
Evidently RR hasnt switched to DST. If BC is logged on he might be late on a deal!!!
Wallace gets a mid first rounder or lower and Barbosa gets a late 2nd rounder...
Wallace is young, has more impact on the game and he's locked up.
Chris_Broussard Chris Broussard
Sources: Toronto trading Leandro Barbosa to Indiana for second-round pick and cash considerations
Sorry Barbosa is 5 months younger than him
you managed to get something for him and you have until the draft to try to flip it for something better.
The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have traded guard Leandro Barbosa to the Indiana Pacers for a 2012 second-round draft pick and cash considerations.
“This is another move being made with the future in mind,” said Raptors President and General Manager Bryan Colangelo. “It’s difficult to let a player like Leandro go, but this trade further underscores our plan of maximizing salary cap flexibility, acquiring assets and developing our young players.
“Leandro has unique and special ability as a basketball player, but he’s an even better person away from the game. I’m happy for him to get the opportunity to join a playoff team as he heads into free agency.”
Barbosa averaged 12.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 23.4 minutes in 100 outings with the Raptors. He led the bench in scoring in 60 of those 100 appearances. In 42 games this season, Barbosa averaged 12.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 22.4 minutes.
The nine-year NBA veteran was acquired by Toronto, along with centre Dwayne Jones, on July 14, 2010 in exchange for forward Hedo Turkoglu.
The roster now stands at 14 players heading into Friday’s game at Memphis (Sportsnet ONE/Sportsnet’s 590 The FAN).
From Hollinger tweet at ESPN
johnhollinger John Hollinger
RT @sam_amick: Raptors announce they have waived Anthony Carter. So he didn't make it into the Indy deal after all
does this affect the numbers much?
I can't help but agree.So, while it may not have been what people were expecting this is about right for what Colangelo and the club were looking for at the deadline: picks and flexibility. While neither asset acquired necessarily changes the course of the future for the club it offers the team more than they would have gotten had they just let Barbosa expire in July. It's all part of a bigger picture, and while the payoff can be hard to see today it will be a lot clearer once the team starts taking wins seriously again next October.
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