Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Raptors' Restructuring Continues; Team Makes Cory Joseph Trade Official

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Raptors' Restructuring Continues; Team Makes Cory Joseph Trade Official

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Raptors make Cory Joseph trade official

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TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors continued their restructuring Friday by confirming the trade of Canadian guard Cory Joseph to Indiana.

The deal helps pave the way for the reported acquisition of unrestricted free agent C.J. Miles from the Pacers next week.

The Raptors acquired the draft rights to forward Emir Preldzic for Joseph, as a throw-in to the deal as the Pacers are required to give up something in the trade. Preldzic has played the last 10 seasons in the Turkish league, and will likely never play a game for Toronto.

Making two separate deals to ultimately get Miles gives Toronto some financial flexibility.

The 30-year-old Miles is coming off one of the best seasons of his career, shooting 41 per cent from three-point range. …

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