HoopsHype Peja Stojakovic rumors

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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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The Hornets, however, would counter with the notion that the team's well-chronicled interest in swapping Peja Stojakovic's substantial expiring contract for a player such as Andre Iguodala, and the recent approval from ownership to completely revamp the team's practice facility in nearby Westwego, La., are signs that Paul's bosses do intend to spend more than their rivals expect. ESPN.com

November 13, 2010 Updates

Despite their strong start, the New Orleans Hornets continue to explore ways to upgrade their roster, sources said. The Hornets wouldn’t mind moving Peja Stojakovic and his expiring $15 million contract. Second-year guard Marcus Thornton also could be available. The team hasn’t made any progress toward trying to acquire Philadelphia 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala. Yahoo! Sports

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No trade involving Stojakovic, Demps said, is currently in play. Stojakovic, who has been increasingly troubled by back ailments, is in the final year of the free-agent contract he signed with the Hornets in 2006, earning $15.3 million. “Peja and I talked,” Demps said. “We think he’s still a good NBA player. We’ve been off to a good start, and we still believe Peja can play. We’re hoping at some point he’ll be a contributor for us this season. It’s a marathon. When it’s a marathon, we’re going to need each guy on the team to contribute at some point for us to be successful. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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