Inside the Paint: The Raptors Making a Smart Move for Indiana's Jarrett Jack

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Inside the Paint: The Raptors Making a Smart Move for Indiana's Jarrett Jack
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Jarrett Jack could become a Toronto Raptor in a week, a scenario that only solidifies Bryan Colangelo's second major makeover that he's undertaken since the free-agent signing period began.

Jarrett Jack would make an excellent addition for the Raptors because of his size and ability to defend on the perimeter; plus, he can play both shooting guard and point positions, even though he's not an effective shooter.

During the 2008-2009 season, Jack averaged a career-best 13.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists. He also finished out the season by playing as the Pacers' starting point guard, ironically beating out TJ Ford, a former starting point guard for the Raptors.

The Raptors have already begun the process of remaking themselves with the additions of Antoine Wright, Reggie Evans, Devean George, rookie swing-man DeMar DeRozen, and sharpshooter Hedo Turkoglu.

With the possible signings of Rasho Nesterovic, Linus Klezia, and Carlos Delfino, the Raptors would suddenly look at themselves as having one of the deepest lineups in the entire league. 

It looks as if Raptors fans have a lot to be excited about.

Sam Mitchell is gone, and the new coach Jay Triano, a likable commodity with the club, will lead the charge with Raptors favorite Alvin Williams and defensive guru Mark Iavaroni at his side.

Toronto are itching toward playing a more fast-break style of basketball, and the recent additions to the team would help solidify the style that both Colangelo and Triano prefer.

Stay tuned.

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