Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan, right, drives past Utah Jazz's C.J
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Trey Johnson to 2nd 10-day contract
TORONTO (AP)—The Toronto Raptors
have signed guard Trey Johnson to a second
Johnson signed his original 10-day contract Jan. 26.
He has averaged 4.0 points and 1.6 assists in five
games with Toronto.
Johnson is the leading scorer in the NBA Development
League this season. He’s averaging 25.8 points a game
for the Bakersfield Jam.
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Kleiza done for season after knee surgery
TORONTO (AP)—Linas Kleiza
could miss up to a year after the Toronto Raptors
forward had surgery to repair cartilage damage in his
Kleiza had the microfracture surgery Wednesday in
Vail, Colo., the team said in a statement Thursday.
Kleiza had missed Toronto’s past seven games.
The former Missouri star averaged 11.2 points and 4.5
rebounds in 39 games this season. He had six games of
20 or more points, including a season-best 26 on Dec.
10 against Denver, which he matched nine days later
against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kleiza signed an $18.8-million, four-year deal with
Toronto in July.
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Hornets, Raptors complete 5-player deal
The New Orleans Hornets sent
Peja Stojakovic to Toronto on Saturday in exchange for
guard Jarrett Jack as part of a five-player trade.
New Orleans also received center David Andersen and guard
Marcus Banks, while guard Jerryd Bayless acquired by New
Orleans from Portland less than a month ago, will go to
New Orleans, which missed the playoffs last season, is off
to a 10-1 start with three-time All-Star Chris Paul
healthy and playing well. Yet the surprisingly strong
start wasn’t bound to dissuade general manager Dell Demps
from making moves aimed at finding the depth to keep the
Hornets’ point guard as fresh as possible throughout the
Stojakovic entered the season saying he understood he
could be traded because of his expiring $15.3 million
His odds of being shipped out only rose when he lost his
starting job this season to Marco Belinelli, who was
acquired in an offseason trade and is currently New
Orleans’ third-leading scorer, averaging 12.7 points.
Stojakovic, 33, was inactive for several games earlier
this season but has seen more action in the past week. He
has played in six of the Hornets’ 11 games, averaging 7.5
Known for his accurate shooting from behind the 3-point
line, Stojakovic has averaged 17.3 during his 12-year
career. Returning from back surgery in 2007-08, he was a
key contributor when the Hornets won a franchise-record 56
games, earned their first division title and came within a
game of advancing to the Western Conference finals.
However, he has been injured more frequently the past two
seasons, raising concerns about his durability as he moves
toward the twilight of his career.
“Peja has been a valued contributor as a Hornet for years
and we wish both Peja and Jerryd all the best in their
future and thank them for their recent contributions in
helping us get off to a strong start,” Demps said in a
The 27-year-old Jack has started 13 games for the Raptors
this season, 10.8 points, 4.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds in
27 minutes per game. At 6-foot-3, he is a combination
guard who could back up Paul at the point and also play
His contract runs through the 2012-13 season and pays him
more than $5 million each of the next two seasons.
The Hornets hoped Bayless, a former first-round draft
choice, would emerge as Paul’s primary backup. His play
was sporadic, however. He has averaged 4.5 points and 2.5
assists in 13.5 minutes, with his best performance coming
against the Los Angeles Clippers when he had 15 points and
Andersen, a 6-11 Australian, has averaged 5.1 points and
3.1 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game with Toronto.
Banks has had trouble cracking the regular rotation in
Toronto, getting into only three games and averaging 2