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Is trading for Carlos Boozer a bad idea for the Raptors?

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07:43 PM ET 02.15 | The NBA trade deadline is next Thursday but we might have our biggest trade yet already nearing competition and is in the finalizing stages. The Chicago Bulls have been looking to dump Carlos Boozer and his bloated contract for some time now and it appears they have someone willing to take him on. The Toronto Raptors are a head nod away from acquiring both Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson from the Chicago Bulls. Key phrase being "a head nod away." According to reports, the Bulls have already agreed to trade Boozer and Robinson in exchange for Andrea Bargnani and John Lucas III. The only thing holding the trade up from completion is for Toronto to sign off on it. In trading Boozer, the Bulls would dip back below the luxury tax threshold and would avoid having to pay a tax at the end of the season. Never in the history of the franchise have the Bulls had to pay the luxury tax and it was looking like this year would be a first. But moving Boozer means relieving $5 million as Bargnani's salary is $10 million versus Boozer's $15 million.

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February 15, 2013  09:03 PM ET

Please no Raps...

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February 16, 2013  10:13 AM ET

Any Idea Would Be Good, Bros.

February 16, 2013  10:24 AM ET

Please no! Don't go over the salary cap for Boozer

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February 16, 2013  11:40 AM ET

Don't get Bargnani. I don't want anyone from the Raptors on the Bulls team. Maybe Gay but just so we can trade him immediately for a super good SG. :)

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February 16, 2013  01:42 PM ET
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Don't get Bargnani. I don't want anyone from the Raptors on the Bulls team. Maybe Gay but just so we can trade him immediately for a super good SG. :)

neither do we want anyone from the Bulls exception maybe DRose just so we can trade him immediately for a super good center

February 16, 2013  03:17 PM ET
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neither do we want anyone from the Bulls exception maybe DRose just so we can trade him immediately for a super good center

Well said.

February 16, 2013  03:27 PM ET

Raps need to stay away from Boozer.
Trade Andrea for Millsap or Jason Thompson & Aaron Brooks...

February 16, 2013  03:35 PM ET

But the best deal for the raps: Andrea for Spencer Hawes and Dorell Wright...

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February 19, 2013  03:24 PM ET

They would be doing Chicago a HUGE favor.

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