Rap­tors’ re­struc­tur­ing of­fi­cially be­gins with trade of Car­roll to Nets

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TORONTO — The re­struc­tur­ing of the Toronto Rap­tors is of­fi­cially un­der­way with the team’s con­fir­ma­tion of a trade that will send for­ward DeMarre Car­roll to the Brook­lyn Nets.

The deal, which in­cludes a fu­ture first- and sec­on­dround pick, al­lowed Toronto to off­load the re­main­ing two years and $30 mil­lion US of Car­roll’s salary.

Toronto gets cen­tre Justin Hamilton in re­turn, though its un­clear if he has any fu­ture with the team.

The Rap­tors needed to shed some salary af­ter re-sign­ing all-star point guard Kyle Lowry to a three-year, $100 mil­lion deal and for­ward/cen­tre Serge Ibaka to a three-year, $65 mil­lion con­tract.

Car­roll was com­ing off a dis­ap­point­ing sea­son in which he av­er­aged 8.9 points on 34 per cent shoot­ing in 72 games.

With the Car­roll trade com­plete, the Rap­tors can fi­nal­ize a re­ported deal that would send point guard Cory Joseph to In­di­ana for C.J. Miles.

The 30-year-old Miles is com­ing off one of the best sea­sons of his ca­reer, shoot­ing 41 per cent from three-point range.


The trade to send DeMarre Car­roll (above) and a first and se­cond-round pick to the Brook­lyn Nets for cen­tre Justin Hamilton was made of­fi­cial Thurs­day.

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