The Phoenix Suns agreed to send Mickael Pietrus and his $5.3 Million expiring salary to the Toronto Raptors for a conditional second round pick yesterday, but after working out with the Raptors and being examined by a physician the deal has been called off.
According to an article by Paul Coro of the AZ Republic, Pietrus reportedly still had some swelling in his right knee that showed up on an MRI, which was the same knee he injured last March while playing for the Suns.
Pietrus had undergone minor surgery and treatment on his knee during the off-season and initially passed his physical exam just yesterday, but the forwards' agent Bill McCandless confirmed that the trade had been "postponed" for the time being and that the Raptors medical staff determined he was still 2-4 weeks from being ready to play.
McCandless explained that Pietrus will return to the Suns where he will continue rehabilitation on his knee. There has been no word from the Suns as of yet in regards to what they plan to do now with Pietrus, but at least for now it appears the he will remain on the team.