Peja Stojakovic Released By Toronto, Seemingly Headed to Dallas

by January 20, 2011
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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 ESPN.com 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.”