RT @HowardBeckNYT: Link: Knicks Are Said to Be Favorites to Acquire Raptors’ Bargnani - http://t.co/dZUvBUdhea
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 30, 2013
Raptors fans have always been a bit jaded since the trade that was suppose to send Jose Calderon to the Bobcats fell apart. However this appears to be getting as close to a done deal as it gets.
Toronto is finalizing agreement to send Andrea Bargnani to Knicks for Marcus Camby, Steve Novak and 2016 first-round pick, sources tell Y!and
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 30, 2013
“@HowardBeckNYT: UPDATE: Knicks and Raptors have agreed to deal to send Bargnani to New York. Awaiting league approval.”So all that stands from Masai Ujiri becoming an instant hero to Raptors fans is League Approval and a press release. When you consider how quickly this has come together you have to question if Bryan Colangelo was ever really willing to move Andrea Bargnani. Novak would add a three point shooter the Raptors could use. If Camby returns to the team that drafted him he could be a great mentor for Jonas Valaciunas and as the cherry on top of this unbelievable Sunday a first round pick in 2016 that I would assume will be lottery protected.
— Tim Chisholm (@timpchisholm) June 30, 2013
Raptors fans your long nightmare that has been Andrea Bargnani may be just hours away from becoming a reality. Truly the best Canada Day gift that one could every hope for.