Another great thing about the off-season, you start to hear stories of the “almost” trades that nearly happened, but something stopped them in their tracks.
Similar to the reports that the Toronto Raptors were after a veteran player like Andre Iguodala or Rudy Gay, well seems Toronto almost traded for Iguodala via TSN:
On Tuesday, Raptors president and general manager, Bryan Colangelo, spoke on the Mike Richards Show on TSN 1050 Radio in Toronto, and explained that Iguodala was on the table but price was too steep.
He wasn’t kidding.
From what I’ve been told by an NBA source, the Sixers were eyeing Toronto’s eventual first-round pick this summer, Terrence Ross, along with an additional first-round pick, plus point guard Jose Calderon’s expiring contract along with another roster player, believed to be forward Ed Davis.
The report goes on to state the Raptors finally put the deal to rest because they knew it was unlikely that Iguodala would stay long-term with the team (and who can blame him) and to trade those assets just for a brief rental wasn’t worth it to the franchise.
I just have to say one thing:
Thank you Toronto for not forging ahead on this deal.
The Denver Nuggets.