Raps Acquire Evans For Kapono

Jason Fleming reports that

Toronto Raptors have shed some payroll while adding interior toughness.
Tuesday, General Manager Bryan Colangelo sent forward Jason Kapono to
Philadelphia in exchange for Reggie Evans.

"Reggie Evans will
certainly add an element of toughness to our team," said Colangelo in a
press release. "He has very good rebounding and defensive instincts,
addressing two areas where we have underperformed."

Evans played
a career-low 14.2 minutes a game last season for the Sixers, averaging
3.3 point and 4.6 rebounds. For six straight seasons, however, Evans
has ranked in the top-10 in the league in terms of rebounding per 48
minutes. Toronto finished 22nd in the NBA last season in rebounding

The 29-year-old made $4.6 million in 2008-09, and is due $4.9 million in 2009-10 and $5.1 million in 2010-11.”


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