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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Alexis Ajinca awaits word back at hotel

By Jeff Caplan

DALLAS -- Fourth-string center Alexis Ajinca is the odd-man out to make room on the 15-man roster for the impending signing of Peja Stojakovic.

As ESPN.com's Marc Stein is reporting, the Dallas Mavericks are working out a trade to send Ajinca to the Toronto Raptors.

Because of the ongoing talks, Ajinca was sent from the United Center where the Mavs play the Chicago Bulls back to the team hotel to await word on his immediate future.

"We've sent him back to the hotel because there is a possibility that he will be traded," Carlisle said. "Nothing's happened yet. I'm not sure anything's going to happen tonight or anytime in the immediate future, but there is that possiblity."