Per the usual, Marc Stein has the scoop: “The Dallas Mavericks have quickly received a verbal commitment from the just-released Peja Stojakovic that he intends to sign with Dallas upon clearing waivers, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told that the Mavericks, meanwhile, are closing in on a separate trade with Toronto — sending little-used center Alexis Ajinca to Toronto — to create a roster spot for Stojakovic without having to let newcomer Sasha Pavlovic go. A trade call with the league office to secure final approval was scheduled for Thursday night. The Raptors formally waived Stojakovic on Thursday afternoon after completing a buyout of the 33-year-old’s $15 million expiring contract.”