Delfino might return

FRANK ZICARELLI, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:34 AM ET

Carlos Delfino is back on the Raptors' radar.

During a halftime interview yesterday, general manager Bryan Colangelo, without provocation, mentioned the swingman's name as a possibility.

Delfino left the Raptors last season as a restricted free agent, bolting to Russian club team Khimki BC in what is believed to be a three-year deal worth $12 million US.

The Raptors can match any offer by opposing NBA clubs for Delfino, who emerged as a very productive reserve in his only season in Toronto.

Colangelo traded second-round picks in 2009 and 2011 to Detroit to acquire Delfino, who averaged 9.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists as a Raptor.

Colangelo is prepared to match any offer, even though the Raptors are walking a thin line with regards to the league's tax threshold.

Recently, power forward Nenad Krstic returned to the NBA following a brief stint in Russia.

A restricted free agent, Krstic, whose NBA rights were owned by the New Jersey Nets, signed an offer sheet with Oklahoma City.

The Nets did not match the Thunder's offer.

Beginning this Saturday, all player contracts will be guaranteed for the balance of the season.

BANG FOR THEIR BUCKS

Toronto's opponent tonight will be the host Milwaukee Bucks, who are coming off a road loss to Charlotte on Saturday. A night earlier, the Bucks pounded on the Bobcats to the tune of 103-75 on Milwaukee's home floor.

Ex-Raptor Charlie Villanueva scored 27 points in Milwaukee's win, but fouled out after scoring only five points in the return matchup.

Andrew Bogut (back) and Malik Allen (ribs) are questionable for tonight's tip.


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