Celtics passed on giving up Rozier in potential Ibaka deal

Feb 15, 2017, 00:53
Celtics passed on giving up Rozier in potential Ibaka deal

The report points out that while the Toronto Raptors have enough assets on paper to acquire any the fore mentioned power forwards, they have been reluctant to part with some of their more attractive assets like Terrence Ross and Bruno Caboclo.

Now Ibaka will slide between DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas in the Raptors frontcourt, a significant upgrade for Raptors GM Masai Ujiri, who has always been a fan of Ibaka's defensive tenacity and ability to stretch the floor on offence.

The Raptors did not make an official announcement but a source confirmed the deal to The Canadian Press.

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Ross has two more full seasons remaining on his contract at a salary of $10.5 million per year. The Raptors defensive woes weren't going away because they didn't have that one piece, that one guy that relished contact and actually sought it out. The Raptors have been interested in Ibaka dating back to this offseason, when the Oklahoma City Thunder were requesting a king's ransom in the form of Cory Joseph, Patrick Patterson, Norman Powell, and the No. 9 pick. Acquiring Ibaka is a massive upgrade to the starting five.

As the National Basketball Association trade deadline draws nearer, the Toronto Raptors have landed one of the biggest names said to be available in a swap: Orlando Magic big man Serge Ibaka.

Ross, who's averaging 10.4 points a game this season, will be remembered for his 51-point performance against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014. In 56 games this season, Ibaka is averaging 15.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 30.5 minutes a night.

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Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan banned Oakley on Friday, two days after the former power forward had an altercation with security guards while attending a game.

The Magic reportedly believed Ibaka wouldn't re-sign with the team this summer when he's set to become an unrestricted free agent and were therefore forced to move him in order to not be left empty handed. With the Magic languishing and now outside the playoff race, the franchise acted proactively to acquire an asset before Ibaka looked to leave in free agency. He also turns 31 over the summer and battled injury issues much of last season so finding a team who sees him on that contract as a positive will be hard.

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