Delfino deal made official

The Raptors traded Carlos Delfino (pictured) and Roko Ukic to the Bucks for Amir Johnson and Sonny...

The Raptors traded Carlos Delfino (pictured) and Roko Ukic to the Bucks for Amir Johnson and Sonny Weems. (Sun Media/Greg Henkenhaf)

MIKE GANTER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:01 AM ET

Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo finally was denied something he wanted, and he still managed to turn things around in his favour.

In what has been a stellar off-season for the under-the-gun GM, Colangelo appears to have completed his roster overhaul with the additions of forward Amir Johnson and swingman Sonny Weems.

The trade with Milwaukee, which was confirmed yesterday, sends Carlos Delfino's rights and guard Roko Ukic to the Bucks in a deal that fills out Toronto's 15-man roster.

"After drafting DeMar DeRozan and trading for Marco Belinelli, Hedo Turkoglu and Antoine Wright, Carlos made it clear he would prefer to play elsewhere if he were to return to the NBA," Colangelo said of Delfino, who spent last season in Russia after playing in all 82 games with the Raptors in 2007-08.

The Raptors retained Delfino as a restricted free agent.

"There were limited sign and trade scenarios available, but acquiring Amir Johnson in this deal gives us another long, talented young big man whose best basketball is ahead of him," Colangelo said in a statement released by the Raptors.

The 6-foot-9, 210-pound Johnson spent his previous four seasons with the Detroit Pistons.

Last season, Johnson appeared in 62 games, making a career-best 24 starts.

His .595 field-goal percentage led the Pistons. As a starter, the 22-year-old Los Angeles native averaged 4.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.04 blocks.


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