Just to recap the transactions around JJ:
- Raptors trade a 1st round pick to Chicago for James Johnson
- Raptors trade James Johnson to Sacramento for a 2nd round pick one year later
Annoying, right? At least we don’t have to watch him shoot jumpers anymore…
The selling points on the deal was removing some logjam at the three with Fields/Kleiza expecting to split duties, and saving some cap space ($2.8m).
Now all that is left is removing some of the logjam at 4/5, getting some value back for Calderon, and we can call it a summer.