Damon Stoudamire was finally dealt today by the Toronto Raptors, going to the Portland Trail Blazers in a six-player deal that ended a month long saga featuring several aborted trades.

According to a league source with knowledge of the trade talks, the deal sent Stoudamire, Walt Williams and Carlos Rogers to Portland for Kenny Anderson, Gary Trent, rookie Alvin Williams and two No. 1 draft picks.

Raptors Coach Darrell Walker, meanwhile, resigned.

General manager Glen Grunwald described Walker's move as a ``mutual decision.''

Assistant Butch Carter will take over for the rest of the season.

The Trail Blazers beat out the New York Knicks in the final bidding for Stoudamire, the subject of numerous proposed deals _ including at least two that fell through in the final stages.

The Knicks were believed to be offering Chris Mills, Chris Childs, a No. 1 draft pick and a substantial amount of money. General manager Ernie Grunfeld apparently never improved his offer.

The Blazers apparently agreed to pay a substantial portion _ if not all _ of the remaining five years of Anderson's contract worth $38 million.

Anderson has said he would refuse to report to the Raptors if he was traded there, so Toronto might try to swing another deal that would send the veteran point guard to another team.

The 24-year-old Stoudamire, the 1996 rookie of the year, is one of the premier young point guards in the NBA and has been highly sought after since he made it clear he no longer wants to play for the Raptors.

He was expected to fly back to Toronto this evening. The Raptors were in New Jersey to play the Nets tonight.

Earlier deals that would have sent Stoudamire to New Jersey, Houston and Orlando fell through at the last minute.

The 5-foot-10 Stoudamire is averaging 19.4 points and 8.1 assists this season.

Anderson has struggled this season, averaging 12.6 points and 5.4 assists. His relationship with new coach Mike Dunleavy has been strained at times.

Stoudamire will be a free agent at the end of the season, and Portland will be expected to offer him a seven-year contract worth an average of $12 million to $14 million per season.

Walt Williams, who is in the first year of a five-year contract worth $20 million, has missed 21 games this season due to a hyperextended left knee. He is averaging 12.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 28 games.

The 6-foot-11 Rogers was the 11th player taken in the 1994 NBA Draft. He played one season with Golden State before being sent to Toronto in a trade. He is in the first year of a five-year, $10 million contract.

The 23-year-old Trent will be a free agent after this season. He has averaged 11.5 points and 5.7 rebounds this season. Alvin Williams, a second-round pick of the Blazers (48th overall) in last summer's draft, has averaged 6.9 points in a backup role this season.

It was not immediately clear which draft picks were being included.