Ten Best Trades in Toronto Raptors History

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6. Amir Johnson and Sonny Weems from Milwaukee for Carlos Delfino and Roko Ukic – Aug. 18, 2009

Johnson will go down as one of the most beloved Raptors and it didn’t take a lot to get him. In one of Colangelo’s more underrated moves, the former GM shipped the inefficient Delfino and Ukic for who would be one of the franchise’s most consistent contributors.

Both Delfino and Ukic shot below 40 per cent from the field and were careless with the ball. Delfino had a breakout season with Milwaukee in 2009-10 averaging 11 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game, all career-highs at the time. He helped them make the playoffs and played for them until 2012.

Ukic didn’t fare as well playing in only 13 Bucks games before asking for his release. He returned to the Euroleague and never returned to the NBA.

Johnson played six seasons with Toronto and would be their starting power forward racking up averages of 12.5 points, 9 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks with a 60.3 true shooting percentage.

Most importantly, he was heavily involved with the local communities and consistently played hard amidst several organizational changes.

Weems carved out a nice role from the bench and average 8.3 points on a 51.1 true shooting percentage in two seasons with the Raptors before heading to Europe.