Why the Toronto Raptors’ Deal With New Orleans Makes Them a Much Better Team

November 26th, 2010 by Brent Nault Leave a reply »
The Toronto Raptors began the season with minimal expectations and they have certainly lived up to them (haha).  Over the course of their first ten games, the Raptors sported a 2-8 record and looked bad on the defensive end and even worse on the offensive end.

Since then, the Raptors have been much better as they have won four straight and are now 6-9; not bad for a team expected to finish dead last.  It's still early, but things are looking good and hopefully it can continue.

It was announced the other night that the Toronto Raptors—in what was an unexpected move—acquired Peja Stojakovic and Jerryd Bayless from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Jarrett Jack, Marcus Banks and David Andersen.  

I believe this was a really solid deal for both teams, but I think the Raptors came out on top of this one.  

And here is why.


The Loss Of Jarrett Jack

I am not necessarily saying that the loss of Jarrett Jack is a good thing, but at the same time, I am.  

There is no doubt that Jarrett Jack is a good player and one who plays with high energy and is ...

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