The Toronto Raptors have traded reserve guard, and Allen Iverson favorite, John Salmons to the Hawks in exchange for guard Louis Williams and Brazilian big man Lucas Nogueira, sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Sources: Atlanta reaches agreement to trade Lou Williams and 2013 first-round pick to Toronto to clear cap space. http://t.co/cIyd1cc2pt
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 30, 2014
The Raptors are adding some insurance if free agent guard Kyle Lowry doesn’t re-sign. They’re also acquiring a second foreign big man to augment Jonas Valanciunas in the middle. Nogueira played in the Spanish ACB League this season after getting selected with the No. 16 pick in the 2013 Draft.
Salmons has a $7 million team option for the 2014-15 season, which the Hawks will buy out for $1 million today, sources said. They’re also shaving $5.4 million off their cap with the departure of Williams, adding more wiggle room when free agency begins right after midnight tonight.
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