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Raptors’ restructuring continues; group creates Cory Joseph trade official

The Toronto Raptors continued their restructuring Friday by confirming a trade of Canadian ensure Cory Joseph to Indiana.

The understanding helps pave a approach for a reported merger of unlimited giveaway representative C.J. Miles from a Pacers subsequent week.

The Raptors acquired a breeze rights to brazen Emir Preldzic for Joseph, as a throw-in to a understanding as a Pacers are compulsory to give adult something in a trade. Preldzic has played a final 10 seasons in a Turkish league, and will expected never play a diversion for Toronto.

Making dual apart deals to eventually get Miles gives Toronto some financial flexibility.

The 30-year-old Miles is entrance off one of a best seasons of his career, sharpened 41 per cent from three-point range.

Joseph, a local of Pickering, Ont., averaged 8.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists during 160 regular-season games over dual seasons with Toronto.

The Joseph understanding was finished a day after Toronto strictly sent brazen DeMarre Carroll to a Brooklyn Nets, permitting Toronto to offload a remaining dual years and $30 million US of Carroll’s salary. The Raptors waived centre Justin Hamilton on Friday, a day after he was acquired in a Carroll deal.

The Raptors indispensable to strew some income after re-signing all-star indicate ensure Kyle Lowry to a three-year, $100 million understanding and forward/centre Serge Ibaka to a three-year, $65 million contract.

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