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Peja to Mavs close (UPDATE)

Posted on: January 20, 2011 5:34 pm
Edited on: January 20, 2011 8:10 pm
 
The Mavs are close to a verbal agreement to sign Peja Stojakovic once he clears waivers Monday, two league sources confirmed to CBSSports.com.

Only hours after his buyout with Toronto was finalized, the Mavs expressed "strong interest," said the source, who added that Dallas fits Stojakovic's desire to hook up with a Western Conference contender.

Stojakovic is expected to sign a one-year deal at the prorated veteran's minimum of $1.4 million on Monday after the 48-hour waiver period expires. 

The 33-year-old only appeared in two games for Toronto this season as he battled knee trouble and got shuffled out of the rotation by the Raptors' youth movement. It's a low-risk and potentially high-reward move for Dallas, which needs a floor-spacer to fill the void left by Caron Butler's season-ending knee injury.

Stojakovic is expected to commit to the Mavs at some point Thursday night. He was also interested in the Lakers and Hornets and received interest from some Eastern Conference contenders.

UPDATE: To clear a roster spot for Stojakovic, the Mavs will trade Alexis Ajinca to Toronto along with the second-round pick previously dealt to Dallas for Solomon Alabi and cash for the rights to Greek forward Giorgos Printezis, sources said. 
Comments

Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2011 12:32 am
 

Peja to Mavs close (UPDATE)

He was good last year.  His back is a concern, but we have a great training/coaching staff and Carlisle is smart enough to play him effectively.  This may allow the Mavs to really compete without having to give up on Butler.  I'm intrigued at the possibility off Jax coming here, but that was also assuming that Utah would surely put more pieces around DWill than just Jefferson.  It looks like he will be exercising his player option regardless of a looming lockout and the possibility of Deron coming to Dallas makes my mouth water.



Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: January 23, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Peja to Mavs close (UPDATE)

Wow, he is, I've always thought of him as a shooting guard.



Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Peja to Mavs close (UPDATE)

Peja is a small forward not a shooting guard.




Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2011 11:39 am
 

Peja to Mavs close (UPDATE)

If he's traded, then Dallas would be on the hook for his current $15 mil contract. 



Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2011 3:30 am
 

Peja to Mavs close (UPDATE)

THe Hawks could really use a small forward that can drain the three.  Opens up the opposing D.  Williams is an inside to 15 foot sf and hawks need a guy besides Bibby to hit them



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2011 2:02 am
 

Peja to Mavs close (UPDATE)

Did anyone watch Peja in NO last year? He was good. He declined towards the end of last season and has had minor injuries this year, but I think this is a steal for the Mavs. I would much rather kick it out to Peja than streaky Stevenson. Have you ever watched Stevenson... He sucks. 



Since: Dec 27, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2011 1:28 am
 

Peja to Mavs close (UPDATE) could be a good pick

This could be a good pick up for the Mavs if he even plays close to the way he did with the Sacramento Kings. Im a Kings fan
who is hoping he will play good!



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2011 12:45 am
 

Peja to Mavs close (UPDATE)

Another scam- buyout then sign a new contract. Too much of this nonsense. How hard did he try to get back on the court in Toronto? He sat on the sidelines making 15 million dollars.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2011 9:54 pm
 

Peja to Mavs close (UPDATE)

Peja is a shell of what he was. But I guess he's still worth the vet minimum...barely.



Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2011 8:21 pm
 

Peja to Mavs close (UPDATE)

Whish the Bulls would have got in on that, their shooting guards blow.


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