More trades today?

LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA

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Club president Bryan Colangelo doubts he'll have another major deal to announce before today's 3 p.m. trade deadline, but don't rule out something developing late in the afternoon.

"There are some smaller things being talked about," Colangelo said. "We do lack a little bit of depth at the power forward position, especially with Kris Humprhies' current leg injury.

"And we'll be looking at the free agent wire. Soon there will be some players waived and we'll be constantly monitoring that. I wouldn't say we're done, but this (Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks for Jermaine O'Neal and Jamario Moon) was probably the most significant transaction you'll see."

SECURITY IN THE BANKS

Though Banks has been a low-profile player the past few years, Colangelo was talking about him having a role in Toronto's play on defence in the stretch run.

"It has been a cause for concern all year. We've gotten killed at the wing position defensively and I think Shawn will be open to (improving) that, not to mention Marcus, who is known as a defender.

"(Banks) has that history of being a solid defender going back to his college days. We could use some of that toughness in the back court. I think overall, it's a nice complement, both pieces, and it has been a few years since Marcus has got on the court and actually played. But where we are right now, he will get that opportunity and we'll see what he can do."

Marion was in the warmth of the Dominican Republic during all-star break when the trade was made, while Banks was in Miami.

"I was hanging out at my house and it flashed across the screen," Banks said. "Immediately I started packing up for some cold weather. I brought everything long-sleeved that I have."


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