The NBA trade deadline has past and all the rage is who can scoop up the rejects from the NBA scrap heap of waived players in time to be playoff eligible, but is it worth the real cost?
When Terrence Ross was traded to the Orlando Magic last week for Serge Ibaka one member of the Toronto Raptors stood to gain a lot more playing time and that’s second year guard Norman Powell.
Toronto Raptors newcomer PJ Tucker brings back a lot of the physical presence and activity of their undersized former center Chuck Hayes who played like a bowling ball with arms. Sorry about the teeth Nurkic.
It’s been like just another day at the office for the Raptors Serge Ibaka in his first two games in Toronto. “When Kyle (Lowry) comes back it’s going to be very good,” he said.
“My shooting, my athleticism and defense. I think I can try to help with that when it comes to the wing position,” new Magic wing Terrence Ross said after Toronto gave him a chance at a fresh start in Orlando.
“That’s the next evolution of centers,” Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. “Guys migrate out there. Lucas (Nogueira) is migrating out there and JV (Jonas Valanciunas) is migrating out there and I think that’s going to be the new wave.”
Trade deadline deals for Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker have made the Raptors a deep nasty team and pushed the resurgence of the stand pat Boston Celtics back another season.