Pay less for Bayless, that’s about it


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.


The Real Killer B’s: Bargnani and Bench


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.