Bobcats-Raptors trade won’t happen

The proposed trade between the Charlotte Bobcats and Toronto Raptors is officially dead, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Bobcats had agreed to trade center Tyson Chandler(notes) and forward Boris Diaw(notes) to the Raptors for guard Jose Calderon(notes) and forward Reggie Evans(notes).

Chandler told Yahoo! Sports on Monday he had even been told he was being traded. The deal fell apart, sources said, because Bobcats owner Michael Jordan began having second thoughts. Jordan, sources said, has been hesitant to trade Chandler.

The Raptors, who anxiously wanted to complete the deal, will now follow through with a separate trade to send Hedo Turkoglu(notes) to the Phoenix Suns for Leandro Barbosa(notes).


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Updated Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010