HoopsHype Reggie Evans + Trade rumors
By dealing away Jose Calderon — the last remaining player from the Rob Babcock days — along with Hedo Turkoglu and Reggie Evans, and adding Leandro Barbosa, Boris Diaw and Tyson Chandler, Colangelo is now solely responsible for the entire roster. League sources say the complex trade won’t be done until Tuesday at the earliest. The NBA must be satisfied it meets salary cap rules and the conference call to deal with that wasn’t held Monday. But sources have confirmed Toronto plans to move Turkoglu to Phoenix, Calderon and Evans to Charlotte and take back the Suns’ Barbosa and Diaw and Chandler from the Bobcats. Toronto Star
The moves will also leave intact the $14.5 million (all figures U.S.) trade exception the Raptors got from the sign-and-trade departure of Chris Bosh last week. Colangelo has infused the roster with speed and defence, two sore points during a disappointing 41-41 season in 2009-10. With the team’s undisputed star gone, the GM seems intent on building a team of interchangeable parts rather than anointing one player as The Man, which has been the model starting with Damon Stoudamire, then Vince Carter and Bosh. Toronto Star
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