Raptors acquire F Humphries, C Whaley from Jazz

Updated: June 8, 2006, 5:52 PM ET
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TORONTO - Bryan Colangelo has begun the process of rebuilding the Toronto Raptors.

In his first major move since taking over as the club's general manager, Colangelo on Thursday acquired forward Kris Humphries and center Robert Whaley from the Utah Jazz for center Rafael Araujo.

The 2005 NBA Executive of the Year with Phoenix, Colangelo was lured to Toronto in February. He has the task of trying to turn around a team that went just 27-55 this past season.

Colangelo wasted little time in moving the 6-11 Araujo, who has been a major disappointment since being selected eighth overall in the 2003 draft. The native of Venezuela has career averages of 2.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 111 games.

"We wish Rafael well and feel this will be a positive move for both teams," Colangelo said.

Humphries was selected six picks after Araujo in 2004 and also has been a bust. The 6-9, 235-pounder has career averages of 3.6 points and 2.7 rebounds.

A 2005 second-round pick, the 6-10 Whaley averaged 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in his rookie campaign.

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