The Toronto Raptors added some power to their lineup on Tuesday in exchange for sharp-shooting three-pointer, Jason Kapono.
Power forward Reggie Evans, known as a big rebounder and physical player, was acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Kapono.
The six-foot-eight Evans will bring some ruggedness to a Raptors lineup that's been lacking a physical presence.
"Reggie Evans will certainly add an element of toughness to our team," Raptors president and general manager Bryan Colangelo said in a release. "He has very good rebounding and defensive instincts, addressing two areas where we have under-performed."
A seven-year NBA veteran, Evans averaged 4.6 boards and 14 minutes a game with the 76ers this past season. He averaged a career-best 9.3 boards per game in 2004-05 with Seattle.
Kapono, who twice won the all-star three-point shootout, was signed by the Raptors as a free agent in the 2007-08 off-season, but never lived up to expectations in Toronto.
Kapono averaged 8.2 points a game and shot 43 per cent from three-point range last season. He came in off the bench in all but 12 games.