Adams sent packing

LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:30 AM ET

The Raptors made a cost-cutting move yesterday, trading seldom-used guard Hassan Adams to the Los Angeles Clippers for "cash considerations" and a future second-round pick.

That should clear up any issue of the team going over the NBA's luxury tax, which Toronto exceeded by signing forward Jake Voskuhl before Christmas. It's not believed the departure of Adams sets the stage for something bigger for general manager Bryan Colangelo, at least for now, though the Raptors certainly have room to add bodies. They were down to nine last night with the loss of Adams and injuries. They have 13 men overall, including the inactive Nathan Jawai.

Adams, signed by the team in July, was in 12 games this season, with 11 points and seven rebounds in 52 total minutes.

Barack and Bosh

Chris Bosh wished the Raptors were playing last night's game in Washington D.C. about 10 days later, which would've allowed him to see some of Barack Obama's inauguration up close. Bosh is an ardent supporter of the new president, paying tribute to him and American voters on his personal web site after the November election.

"It's cool, a very significant day in American history," Bosh said of the inauguration. "It only happens once every four years."

New moon rising

A third starter with the Raptors was missing last night as Jamario Moon went home to Alexander City, Ala., where wife, Tamara, gave birth to the couples's first child, a seven-pound, one-ounce daughter named Taylin. Coach Jay Triano could not say if Moon or the injured Jermaine O'Neal (knee) and Jose Calderon (hamstring) will be back for tomorrow's home game against the Memphis Grizzlies.


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