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January 3, 2011 Updates

Had quick conversation with Peja in the locker room after the game. He’s been at a sport rehab clinic in New Orleans, says his knee is feeling a lot better and is going to see today if he can get some work done on the court. But I don’t see a way he goes on this trip, which is another three games missed, he’s going to need some practices to get back to close to game speed and I’m guessing it’s going to be at least another couple of weeks so he can get out there and show some level of fitness that other teams will be looking for before there’s any chance of a trade. Toronto Star

December 30, 2010 Updates

Remember Peja Stojakovic? Guy they got in the Jarrett Jack trade, likely just a rental until the February trade deadline? Well, I’m told his knee’s better – he’s spent some time in New Orleans with doctors and therapists there – and there is a chance he’ll be back on the practice court next week. Now, I don’t think for a second he’s here long-term – if he shows he’s fit, some contender will want him down the stretch – but in these days with the injuries killing the HOTH, there are sure some minutes available for him. Toronto Star

December 18, 2010 Updates
December 13, 2010 Updates

Peja Stojakovic remains in injury limbo with the Raptors. The veteran forward, obtained from New Orleans on Nov. 20, has missed Toronto’s last eight games because of swelling in his left knee and there is no timetable for his return. Toronto Star

November 28, 2010 Updates

Kostas Papanikolaou(2.03-SF) and Marko Keselj(2.09-SF) have been recruited to the cause but it seems that Papanikolaou has only started his Euroleague career and Keselj is finding it difficult to adjust to a team like Olympiakos where playing time is not abundant. So this rumor comes from gossip column "Svetlana" of basketblog.gr and it says that although a strict economic policy has been outlined by the owners of Olympiakos the possibility of another addition is not unlikely. The rumor says that Predrag Stojakovic(2.08-SF) is likely to think about moving to Greece and Olympiakos if the compensation fee that he gets from Toronto is adequate. That means that he would be willing to perhaps sign a contract with Olympiakos. He was recently traded to Toronto as a part of a 5 player deal that landed Jerryd Bayless (1.91-PG) and Predrag Stojakovic to Toronto. The Hoop

November 27, 2010 Updates
November 26, 2010 Updates

The overwhelming sense in Toronto, according to multiple parties consulted, is that Peja Stojakovic is more likely to leave the Raptors by trade rather than buyout before the deadline. At least that's the Raps' plan. Yet if no follow-up swap materializes before Feb. 24 involving Stojakovic's $15 million expiring contract, he's a virtual lock to be bought out by the Raps before March 1, which would enable Peja to take his forever-dangerous J -- Dallas watched him ring up a quick 17 points in just 19 minutes this month -- to the contender of his choosing for the stretch run. ESPN.com

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