Toronto Raptors: Jarrett Jack, Backup Starter!

Posted: 9th September 2009 by Stephen Brotherston in NBA
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In perhaps what was the Raptors’ second most exciting signing of the 2009 offseason, Jarrett Matthew Jack, the restricted free agent point guard of the Indiana Pacers came to Toronto. Like any restricted free agent acquisition, the Pacers had the right to match Toronto’s four year, $20 million offer.  However, the Pacers have reportedly been feeling the financial pinch and weren’t at all interested in testing this season’s luxury tax line. As Jack played his first three seasons on the west coast, Raptor fans haven’t had much opportunity to see him play and develop in the NBA.  So who is Jarrett Jack? Strong enough to force his way to the basket and absorb contact, an effective pick and roll player, and an excellent rebounder for his position, Jack br ...

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