If rebuilding is your cup of tea then you have nary a complaint about this trade since it’s a step in that direction. Jerryd Bayless is pretty much Jarrett Jack without the high-profile friend circle, swapping those two does little in the way of improving the point situation, the only impact it has is that Jose Calderon gets awarded the starting job only four months after almost being traded.
For the second straight game the Raptors bench supplemented a ‘Beast Mode’ performance by Andrea Bargnani to start their first winning streak of the season. If the Raptors are to beat anyone, it has to be close to a total team effort and that it was, if there’s a stat which reflects that effort it has to be bench scoring – 46-11.
I listened to the Cleveland commentators the whole game (I do this often now since I find the it to be comedic gold). Some things that were said:
- WeNorth (commenting on the WeTheNorth campaign, apparently the can't read the giant letters on the giant banners in their own stadium properly) - One announcer forgot DeRozan's name, called him what's his name as he went to the free throw line - Commentators were saying the Cavs should start hard fouling Lou, "put him on his britches". More than once. - Were in disbelief when Amir hit a three