Toronto Raptors Traded James Johnson to Sacramento Kings

by July 16, 2012

A minor deal has reportedly taken place between Toronto and Sacramento, as the Raptors sent forward James Johnson to the Kings in exchange for a future second-round draft pick. From ESPN: “The trade could be consummated as soon as Monday, sources said. Johnson is scheduled to earn $2.8 million in 2012-13, which is the final year of his current contract. The Raptors, meanwhile, continue to search for a workable trade to find a new home for veteran point guard Jose Calderon. […] The Raptors have let it be known that they prefer not to release Calderon through the NBA’s amnesty clause, which is only an option through Tuesday until next summer’s one-week amnesty window in July 2013. ‘We have had a few more trade inquiries regarding Jose (but) the scenario doesn’t seem to present itself to a trade today,’ Raptors president and general manager Bryan Colangelo told the Toronto Sun at summer league in Las Vegas. ‘But we’ll continue to monitor that and just try to determine whether it’s going to work in the long run.’ […] Johnson averaged 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.4 blocks per game last season but is no longer in Toronto’s plans after the recent arrival of Landry Fields and Linas Kleiza’s return to health.”