Raptors Rumors: Trades on Hold as Andrea Bargnani and Kyle Lowry Get Healthy

The Toronto Raptors aren't quite ready to begin talking trades.  Their hottest chips are not in a position to be traded.  Both Andrew Bargnani and Kyle Lowry are battling muscle and ligament tears.  Bargnani's is worse than Lowry's but the Raptors are planning to wait for both players to be healthy before discussing trades of any sort.

According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, the Raptors may entertain the idea of trading Bargnani or Jose Calderon or both.  However, they will wait for their injured players to heal up.


Bargnani and Lowry both suffered injuries in the same game.  Bagnani went down with a torn ligament in his elbow.  Lowry suffered a partial tear of his triceps muscle.  Lowry will return next week, but Bargnani's timeframe is not certain.

Calderon is definitely a trade chip in addition to Bargnani.  Calderon has averaged 9.6 points per game this season.  He is in the final year of his current deal with the Raptors and is making just over $10.5 million this season.  Bargnani is averaging 16.0 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game.  He is in his seventh NBA season.  In his career, Bargnani is averaging 15.5 points per game.

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