The Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors are engaged in trade discussions centered on Raptors guard Cory Joseph, according to a report from Basketball Insiders.
Per the report:
The Pacers are searching for a young point guard with playoff experience that can be a part of the team’s rebuilding process after losing point guard Jeff Teague in free agency.
Teague agreed to a 3-year, $55 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves at the start of free agency.
The Raptors are looking to save cap space while trying to retain unrestricted free agents Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka.
Joseph is a client of Cleveland-based agent Rich Paul, who also represents Cavaliers players LeBron James, Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith.
Joseph averaged 9.3 points and 3.3 assists in 80 games with the Raptors last season.