In a somewhat surprising move as this year’s finals were being played and remain very much TBD, the Sixers announced a trade for Toronto forward Jason Kapono.
Their pawn in this deal? Reggie Evans.
Kapono, a two-time winner of the NBA three-point shooting contest, is currently tied for the highest three-point shooting percentage in NBA history. In short, he’s not a bad guy to have on your side if you’re struggling on the perimeter — something the Sixers are fairly familiar with.
The loss of Evans after two seasons will be a blow for the Sixers, though on paper it appears they got the better end of the deal. Unfortunately, basketball is probably the least individualistic game out there (see: the Magic’s rise to this year’s finals with hardly a superstar player) and whether or not Kapono can keep up with the fast-paced tempo played at the Wachovia Center will determine his fit for the team.
As far as Evans is concerned, his banishment to the land of Maple leaves has so far gone unannounced as a search of the out-of-proportion and out-of-date Web site of the Raptors contained no trace of the (pending the passing of a physical) addition of the newest member of their team, donchaknow.