The Raptors are desperate to trade Hedo Turkoglu and Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer wonders if the Bobcats should consider offering Boris Diaw for Toronto's disgruntled small forward.
Bonnell writes: "The salaries are fairly close so you could do a deal without too much trouble. ... The Bobcats would likely improve offensively, and the playoffs demonstrated they need that. Like Diaw, Turk gives you an extra ballhandler at the forward position. Unlike Diaw, Turk can be a consistent scoring threat. ... The most obvious upside for the Raptors would be moving a player who doesn't want to be there and who is owed a lot of money. Beyond that, the Raptors would improve defensively, and they're just about the worst defensive team in the NBA. Also, Diaw would provide some insurance at the power forward position should Chris Bosh leave in free-agency. ... I don't know if such a trade will be discussed, but it seems like something worth kicking around."
Diaw has two years and $18 million remaining on his deal, while Turkoglu has four years and $43.8 million left on his contract.
From ESPN Insider.