You want news? Well, news that Jarrett Jack wants to be traded from the Raptors is, well, news to Jarrett Jack.
Just ran into him in the arena while waiting for the workout kids to get done and he told us he hasn’t asked to be traded from the Raptors, his agent hasn’t asked that he be traded from the Raptors and he has no idea where stuff like that comes from.
“I hadn’t even heard of it until (Monday),” is how Jack put it. “*Bryan Colangelo) actually brought it to my attention, I was wide-eyed a little bit."
Colangelo, as you recall, suggested at the end of last season that he didn’t know if the Jack-Jose Calderon tandem could survive another year.
Jarrett’s not about to air any grievances publicly but made it sound like he didn’t quite agree with the boss.
“I think we can. We went through last year and know some things we could have possibly done differently to kind of ease the situation between both of us.”
Which prompts the: “Such as” follow up.
“There are various scenarios, obviously that’s up to the coaching staff and to the font office. I don’t come in there and say ‘play us like this and maybe it’ll massage our egos or make us feel better.’
“There were probably some situations where we could have maybe played a bit more together or switched up the rotation where I could come out and he would come in.”
Anyway, just wanted to get this up quickly, we’ll have some more later on. Now it’s time to go watch kids.