The Raptors plan to waive and stretch C Justin Hamilton after acquiring him from Nets

The trade market for Paul George has changed significantly since last season’s trade deadline, now that he has reportedly informed the Pacers he will enter free agency in 2018 with his sights set on the Lakers. Los Angeles is looking to acquire George this summer rather than waiting until July 2018, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

Can the Lakers now land Paul George by offering Thursday’s No. 27 and 28 picks and either Julius Randle or Jordan Clarkson? They’re trying.

Carroll, whose 31st birthday is July 27, has played 10 seasons, including two-year stints at Utah (2011-13), Atlanta (2013-15) and Toronto (2015-17). He played in 72 games last season, averaging 8.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists.

UPDATE: ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported the Raptors will waive Hamilton and use the stretch provision to spread out his money over additional years. More importantly, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the move will put the Raps under the luxury tax threshold this season.

The Raptors plan to waive and stretch C Justin Hamilton after acquiring him from Nets, league sources say.

Buried at the bottom of this ESPN.com article is a tasty nugget: Anthony is willing to waive his no-trade rights to join James Harden and Chris Paul (and play for Mike D’Antoni again) in Houston. New York reportedly is looking to jettison Anthony as it embarks on a youth movement, and Anthony reportedly is excited about joining the Rockets’ stars. The ESPN.com report said no deal is imminent and a third team would likely be needed.
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Game Kids Mark Fayne Jersey The Raptors are back in trade discussions, this time with the Pacers. Toronto is finalizing a sign-and-trade that would send Cory Joseph to Indiana in exchange for C.J. Miles, according to ESPN.