Another Raptor's Trade: Banks For Carroll?

Stephen BrotherstonAnalyst IAugust 19, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 21:  Matt Carroll #13 of the Charlotte Bobcats throws a ball from the floor against the New York Knicks during their game at Bobcats Arena December 21, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports that the Toronto Raptors are in talks to acquire Matt Carroll from the Dallas Mavs, reuniting Marcus Banks with his historic partner in trade, Shawn Marion.

This year's salaries are almost the same, but Carroll's runs for an additional 2 years, abiet declining each season into the more reasonable $3.5-million per season range.

The proposed trade has the potential to help both teams.

Dallas acquires a backup point guard, whose salary comes off the books sooner than Carroll's.

The Raptors pick up another 40% 3-point shooting swingman to directly replace Kapono, but at a much more reasonable price.  Banks having no real shot of seeing any playing time in Toronto, ever.

Matt's best season was in 2006-07 when he averaged 12.1 points, 2.9 boards, and 1.3 assists in 26 minutes. 

Last year he got very little burn with either Charlotte or Dallas.

An interesting idea, more depth at the wing. But should not be expected to have a major impact on this year's team.

Smith is usually bang on in his announcements of what's on the horizon.