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The Toronto Raptors have reached out to the Utah Jazz relating to a possible commerce for veteran ahead Boris Diaw, sources informed Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Utah is trying to transfer Diaw earlier than his $7.5-million contract turns into assured on July 15. For the second, it is just assured for $500,000.

If no commerce is reached, the Jazz will reportedly waive the French huge man.

The 35-yr-previous Diaw stays a artful and eclectic contributor that gives capturing and playmaking from the frontcourt, however he’s nearing the top of his profession and is vulnerable to inconsistency. However, he would match the Raptors’ want for a stopgap choice of their in any other case skinny frontcourt.

Toronto might take in Diaw within the traded-participant exception acquired from the DeMarre Carroll wage dump, or deal an present participant on their roster.

Diaw averaged four.6 factors, 2.2 rebounds, and a couple of.three assists final season.