Earlier on Sunday evening it was announced that the Toronto Raptors had agreed to trade forward Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks in exchange for Steve Novak, Marcus Camby and a 2016 first round pick. While the reports of the deal surfaced, there has been a bit of a snag that will hold up the trade from becoming official.
Howard Beck of the New York Times passed along a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein on Twitter:
As @ESPNSteinLine just noted, Knicks and Raps can revive Bargnani deal with NY including a minimum-salary player. Deal will still get done.
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) July 1, 2013
The good news for both sides is that the deal will still get done, those the snag was a bit of a scare.
There is no word on what minimum-salary player the team will add to the deal to allow it to get done, though you have to imagine the Knicks will act swiftly to push the deal through. It is surprising to see the Raptors land such a haul in return for Bargnani, but you would have to call it an overwhelming success for Toronto.