Sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein the Bulls and Raptors have had preliminary talks about a trade that would send Carlos Boozer to Toronto for Andrea Bargnani.
While we can't help but laugh at the idea of Bargnani under defensive-minded coach Tom Thibodeau, his 3-point shooting would definitely help the Bulls once Derrick Rose (torn ACL) returns. Meanwhile, Boozer would help fill a role vacated when the Raptors sent F Ed Davis to Memphis in the Rudy Gay deal. It's important for Boozer and Bargnani owners to remember the word "preliminary" when thinking about Stein's report, but it could be a deal that helps both players' fantasy values.
I'm fine with the trade more or less. I don't care about money, let the front office figure that out. If they're better on the floor then it works for me. Boozer is absent defensively a lot but at least he's there for rebounds and he can bang a bit.
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