Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 at 2:35 pm  |  72 responses

Trade: Jason Kapono for Reggie Evans

by Marcel Mutoni

According to the Globe and Mail in Toronto, the Raptors are about to ship off Jason Kapono (and the $12 million left on his contract over the next two seasons) to Philly in exchange for Reggie Evans. Reggie has about $10 mil over two years left on his deal.

The trade will be announced this afternoon, sayeth the Globe.

Bryan Colangelo said one of his goals this off-season was to make his team tougher. He just did, the Globe and Mail has learned.

According to NBA sources the team is expected to announce this afternoon a deal sending sharp-shooter Jason Kapono to the Philadelphia 76ers for bruising forward Reggie Evans.

Reggie’s now former teammate, Andre Iguodala, doesn’t sound too broken up about losing him to Toronto. He’s more than thrilled to get a shooter of Kapono’s caliber. Via AI 9′s Twitter page:



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  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Iggy is in for a disappointment. Kapono shoots well in the 3 point contest, but jacks up a lot of clunkers when it counts.

  • ferrarigto

    A trade! I was interested in this story…then I found out it was between the raptors and sixers. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    So what was the point in trading away Korver over a year ago? Aren’t him and Kapono the same player?

  • Ajo

    great trade. the Sixers desperately needed a reliable 3 point shooter. Kapono had a bad shooting year last year, but you can trust he’ll shake the rust off next year. Great pick up, now they can worry about a big in the draft rather than a shooter. I say they go get BJ Mullens.

  • Khalid Salaam

    Eh….if kapono can revert back to his pre-raptors ability cool. if not it sucks. its worth the risk though.

    i always liked reggie evans, cant score at all. but the rebounding and the ugliness that he brings makes a difference. im assuming his minutes would go down next year anyway with brand and jason smith back and the emergence of speights….also, i always thought that u couldn’t trade until after the playoffs were done.

  • $tev3

    This Is a yawn of a trade

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Iguodala should definitely be happy. They lose intensity, but they *sorely* needed someone who could put the ball in from long range.

  • http://slamonline.com B. Long

    Is there such thing has a double Meh?

  • http://Egotastic.com Michael


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  • Tenorca

    Alternate title: “Sixers, Raptors swap overpaid disappointments; NBA fans move on in bored unison”

  • http://collegebasketball247.blogspot.com Jakob Kagel

    why the hell do the raptors want Reggie Evans!?

  • Sparker

    sorry, dre… kapono wasn’t much of a contributor to the raptors. he did add a floater to his arsenal, but he shot the 3 much less well than advertised, complained due to lack of minutes and was a gaping hole in the defense whenever he was on the floor. most amazingly, he’s 6’8″ but couldn’t grab a rebound even if it landed on his coiffed dome. bring on wedgie and his hustle

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Jason Kapono is NOT that dude. Trust, I get every Raptors game. The percentage is nice but he will give you one 3 a game and that’s it. People forget that you actually need to get open to be able to launch it. For some reason, Kapono doesn’t really move well with the drives so he’s never open when you want to kick it out to him. Just watch next year, Sixers fans. I’ll be WILDLY impressed if he cracks 100 makes. Take a look at his career numbers. This changes NOTHING, nothing at all.

  • SWIFTboy

    Now trade Evans for someone making $8 mil over two years, and then trade THAT guy for someone making $6 mil over two years…

    I see where Colangelo is going with this!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    “Its like trading a hundred dollar bill for a used mattress.”-Hunter S. Thompson.

  • http://www.thehighposts.com/ POE

    The 76′ers needed some perimeter shooting… desperately. And if Reggie can keep his nut grabbing activities to a minimum this could help both teams:


  • Babygab

    I’m so exited by this trade !!! (sarcasm)

  • http://www.fanballers.com so fresh n so clean

    I think it’s a good trade for both sides…I mean it won’t guarantee more wins..but Philly needed a reliable spot up shooter and Toronto needs toughness and rebounding.

    Kapono is great as a spot up shooter, Toronto just didn’t have the guys that could drive and dish with the best of them.

    Evans was top ten in rebounding per 48 over the last six years..

    I think it’s a win-win…the raps need delfino back though.

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    Works for both sides, especially Philly though. Kapono has underwhelmed recently but there’s no questions about his shooting. PLus, moving evans opens up more minutes for Speights.
    Evans is a hard worker and rebounder who can bring some tougness to the TDot…

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Surely Chris Bosh will stay in Toronto for the rest of his career now!

  • Josh D

    Philly definetly got the better end of the deal

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    now why did i think trades couldnt happen until AFTER the nba finals??

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    ^I sort of thought the same thing, RV…

  • seven deuce

    I think Philly came up on this one. Kapono doesn’t need to score double every night, just drop a couple 3′s. Unlike in Toronto, there are at least 3 real scoring threats on the 76′s that will take pressure off him.

  • Fat Lever

    Instead of Iguodala being (super)excited for getting a shooter, shouldn’t he be working on his shot so he can (kind of) be that guy?

  • underdog

    Let Korver walk was an amazing idea in the first place…

  • Young C

    I like this trade for Philly. It doesnt really affect their salary cap, but it rids them of an extra big that they really didnt need. Kapono may have dissappointed Toronto this year, but realistically, who was there to create shots for him this year? Iguodala, Young, Brand, Williams and maybe Miller will create much more space with their penetration and playmaking than Toronto did. I will miss Reggie”s beard though

  • James aka…

    and so ends the popular career of Pops Mensa-Bonsu, Raptor rebounding god (says something about our frontline Ach–Bargnani–oo)

  • Nick Adams

    ummm … as a Raps fan, not impressed. Perhaps good financially. JK could have been more effective if he had someone to get him shots, & Reggie Evans grabs more nuts than boards.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    what the hell is this?

  • thesubwayconnection

    For those who asked if Korver and Kapono are the same player – Korver’s better off the dribble. Thanks, Colangelo for getting rid of him.

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  • rav

    decent trade for both sides – raps get a rebounder, sixers get a shooter

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    KAREEM RUSH. he’s the shooter they have, but never play

  • Young C

    Kareem Rush is barely a basketball player, let alone a shooter

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Young C: +1

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    NICE! Great move for the Raptors. Reggie Evans brings toughness and hard work… I hope. And physicality.
    I don’t want to bash Kapono because he’s a nice guy, but if Philly really thinks they got the upper hand…

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    WOW. How can a Raptors fan NOT be pleased with this trade? We don’t even have a legitimate interior defender. My goodness.
    Also, people PLEASE stop calling Toronto T-Dot. Just call it Toronto. T-Dot is the name given by the horrible rappers like Belly and Kardinall Offishall…

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign Mo Cho.
    How can a Raptors fan NOT be happy with this?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Mr.GOODE

    this is all to freee up minutes.for delfino or possibly the draft pick…plus delfino plays some D

  • vmcb

    As a Raptors fan, this is solid. Kapono did nothing off the bench and Evans gives the Raps a interior defender and rebounder who won’t ask for offensive touches. I sort of like Kardinall Offishall.

  • http://slamonline.com s.e.a.n

    As a Raptors fan, this trade is turrible.

  • EJ Wizzle

    Tdotters should be happy with this move. They get interior toughness and rebounding, while losing that contract, for a player that never did fit in with the team. I thought we would never lose that contract he has so under-achieved. Catch ya on the flipside, J.Killa

  • http:///www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    This trade > the NBA finals

  • http://www.hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com Jeff Fox

    In the Amish facial hair category, this trade is a steal for the Raptors.

  • JoeMaMa

    The peanut gallery needs to stop with the sarcastic (read: stupid) comments. This trade gives the Raptors toughness, attitude, and some one to come in for some rebounds. Raps fan have GOTTA LOVE this trade. I should know, I’ve been reppin’ them since V. Esposito.

  • niQ

    for a rebounder he may be good, but he plays the same position as bosh. and we already have kris humphries for that….

  • Jess….Raps_fan

    why do the raps want reggie evans? because he brings toughness and rebounding.something,in case you have never seen the raps play,that is desperately needed. JK is a shooter-who was off ALL of last season, and we have other guys who can knock down shots..I LOVE this trade. its a good START for Bryan Colangelo…oh and we have Hump for that? hahahaha thats funny….

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Very good trade for both teams, sorely addresses needs. Philly lacked any legit 3-point threat, especially at the wing (Willie Green?!) And the Raps get a rebounder… of course this is good for the Raptors. “He plays the same position as Bosh” – true, but can you EVER have enough tough bigs? Look at Boston. Are Glen Davis and Leon Powe redundant just because they play the same position as KG? If we can stop being myopic for a second, haven’t the Raps historically done well whenever we’ve had tough bigs(Oak, Antonio Davis, JYD) backing up our wispy star players (VC and now Bosh)?

  • Flight

    What’s Stephen A Smith got to say about it…

  • F1IPM0DE

    finally kapono is gone !!!! lol seriously i never thought the day would come that his horrible contract, inconsistent shooting and his terrible defense would go away. maybe if a miracle happens and they find a way to get kapono wide open (like in 3point contests) then he’d get his 3s in. but considering that raps have failed to get him firing in toronto, (even after the whole cb4 and j.o. gig inside to get him wide open) then i think philly is gonna be really dissapointed.. he is no ray allen or micheal redd if thats what you guys are thinking….. on the flip side i think reggie is undersized and we should still get rid of hump, but this is a decent trade since it would give minutes to delfino when he comes back and we get cap space.. and the presence of evans brings rebounding/ toughness. pretty decent start to the offseason. im expecting more BC !!

  • http://Slamonline Jsoto

    Thats whatsup

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    i’m just saying, why give up reggie evans for a shooter that can’t shoot come game time when kareem rush is already on the roster? do you honestly think kapono would be that much of an upgrade over rush? last i checked rush was a decent shooter and played decent minutes when he was on the pacers

  • http://Nicekicks.com MeloMan22

    as a Raptors fan, this is great. Kapono did little to nuthing and i hope this is just the begining of shipping all the soft @ss players out of here. evans will be the toughest Raptor player since oakley

  • http://www.slamonline.com The Starks Knight

    Kapono was a liability (to put it diplomatically) on defense. He was usually a wasted opportunity on the offensive end because of his inability to get open and have a good look for a 3. I like this trade. If Rowdy Roddy Reggie stays within himself and brings the intensity and rebounding the Raps are already improved from last season.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    After this trades…niether of these teams will be good….still….

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL co-sign davdR. The Sixers should have just played Kareem. They are going to regret this trade.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I miss Charles Oakley…

  • DannyO

    When Bosh leaves in 2010, Reggie Evans will be there to take over. Then Evans and Joey Graham will combine to be the greatest 1-2 punch the league has seen since Bill Wennington and Jud Buchler brought 3 rings to Chicago.

  • http://google.ca bruce dizon

    raptors should have went for antonio mcdyess. hes perfect for the team of toronto. He got a winning attitude,vet,physical hard nose,got offense,can actually give ya 20-10 once in a while and can be a mentor to bosh. bosh can learn from mcdyess how to dominate sheed or kg , teach toughness, motivate him to the right direction, makes ur practices tougher,changes attitudes.

    P.S – he probably wont cause he wants to end his career in detroit. he declined an offer from a few contenders(spurs,nuggets,rockets,jazz,magic)

  • http://slamonline.com Blaze

    Raptors will still suck. Bosh is out and Marion will be right behind him.

  • http://slamonline.com Blaze

    Thing is, you can offer them all the money you want, nobody WANTS to play in Canada. Ive heard its a beautiful city though.

  • http://slamonline.com Blaze

    except maybe Nash. haha

  • kh

    great we get Reggie “the ball grabber” Evans. And I’m not talking about basketballs, ask Chris Kaman.

  • http://slamonline.com Blaze

    it would be cool if the raps had a all spanish team. They already have Barg-um, Andrea, and Caldron, next they should draft Rubio and trade Bosh for Gasol. both of them.

  • IlMago

    Andrea in an all spanish team ??

  • http://slamonline.com Blaze

    Isnt he spanish? we’re (blazers) getting ready to cut loose sergio, want him?

  • dsleepy

    bargnani is italian — il mago

  • Slobodan Chutzpah

    Good one, DannyO.