Extinct Dino: Raptors Ship Jarrett Jack to New Orleans

November 21st, 2010 by Sachin Arora Leave a reply »
The Toronto Raptors announced Saturday night they shipped Jarrett Jack, Marcus Banks and David Andersen to New Orleans for three time all-star Peja Stojakovic and Jerryd Bayless.

A lot of people seem to be upset with this deal, but let's go ahead, break it down and look at it logically.

Peja is a great three-point shooter and could be very useful down the stretch even if he only gets 20 minutes a game. He's very experienced and can help the team quite a bit.

The best part about acquiring Peja though, is his beautiful expiring contract. This contract will get the Raptors a little under $15 million of cap space this offseason and could help them make a run at a player such as Marc Gasol.

Bayless is certainly a downgrade from Jack for now but has tons of potential and could end up being a great point guard in the future. He's quick, athletic and can dunk the ball very well. Defensively, he's not bad either, and I'd say he's going to be a good piece for the Raptors future.

He doesn't seem to be a pure point guard, but there's tons of potential here, and a lot of it was unrecognized playing behind Chris Paul.

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