Category: Basketball Published on Friday, 16 March 2012 15:11 Written by Roven Yau
Trade provides immediate salary cap flexibility
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.
Raptors Waive Anthony Carter
The Raptors also announced they have waived guard Anthony Carter. Carter was signed as a free agent December 12. The 13-year NBA veteran appeared in 24 games, averaging 2.0 points, 1.4 assists and 8.4 minutes.
The roster now stands at 13 players heading into Friday's game at Memphis.