NBA - Jarrett Jack Could be Toronto Bound

(credit: Rudy E. Escoto)

The talented guard has signed an offer sheet.

Rumors that Jarrett Jack is a new Toronto Raptor have not yet been confirmed, however he has signed an offer sheet with the Raptors.  At this point in the dealings the Indiana Pacers could still retain Jack, however they must respond with a matching offer within one week's time.

Jack will turn 26 years old later this year and his game has steadily improved since his first season in the league back in 2005-06 when he was with the Portland Trailblazers.  While Portland was reluctant to use Jack as a starter in the 2007-08 season, after moving to Indiana to play the 2009-10 season, Jack started 53 games and averaged 13.1 points per game, 4.1 assists per game, and 2.7 rebounds per game.

At this point in his career Jack has yet to demonstrate that he is a difference maker but some more progress should be assumed due to his age and due to his trend of improvement since joining the association.

Currently the Toronto Raptors, even with Hedo Turkoglu already signed, appear to have very little value in the Eastern Conference. Their odds to win that conference are currently set at +3500 (35/1; all odds Players Only) and no one really thinks that they will be able to compete against Cleveland, Boston, or Orlando (or even Miami).  However, should they obtain Jack, and should he, Bosh, and Calderon all improve their play (which they should based on their ages) then there might be a some value in picking the Raptors to win the Eastern Conference.

The reason for that is that they might surprise a lot of teams and they could be a little bit of a sleeper team next year.  Even if they don't get Jack, the fact that they went after him indicates that they are interested in a solid player.  Currently set at +3500 (35/1) to win the Eastern Conference, these odds might shorten to +1500 (15/1) in the early regular season, especially if the current favorites hit some roadblocks.

Go to Players Only to bet on NBA basketball futures.



All NBA News

Recent NBA Articles

  • Milwaukee Bucks @ Los Angeles Clippers - Live Stream, Start Time and NBA Match Preview

    Los Angeles Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks takes place tonight in the NBA....

  • Boston Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks

    Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks....

  • NBA - A look at Asian-American players from over the years

    Basketball writer Lorenzo Gahol looks at players with Asian roots who grew up in the United States and played in the NBA......

  • Charlotte could host 2017 All-Star Game

    Charlotte will be considered to host the NBA All-Star Game in the near future....

  • Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker sustains season-ending injury

    The Milwaukee Bucks' playoffs hopes suffered a major blow after prized rookie Jabari Parker sustained a season-ending injury on Monday....

  • Miami Heat hit by injuries

    The post-LeBron James era in Miami has been plagued by injuries....

  • NBA - Golden State Warriors eye 17th straight win

    Can the Golden State Warriors extend their franchise-best winning run to 17 games when they visit the equally hot Memphis Grizzlies tonight? ...

  • Golden State Warriors @ Dallas Mavericks - Live Stream, Start Time and NBA Match Preview

    Mavericks vs. Warriors takes place later today in the NBA....

  • Andre Drummond in hot water over Snapchat photo

    Andre Drummond has made headlines for the wrong reason....

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Houston Rockets sign Corey Brewer

    The Houston Rockets have acquired Corey Brewer after completing a three-team trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers. ...

  • Brendan Rodgers: missing out on Alexis Sanchez a 'bitter disappointment'

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Alexis Sanchez's decision to join Arsenal during the summer was a "bitter disappointment"....

  • Eoin Morgan replaces Alastair Cook as England one-day captain

    Alastair Cook has been replaced as England's one-day captain, with Eoin Morgan taking over following a selection meeting at Trent Bridge on Friday....

  • BetVictor free bet - Get 4/1 on Chelsea FC to beat Stoke City

    The last Premier League match before Christmas takes place at the Britannia Stadium on Monday night and bookmaker BetVictor are offering  readers a whopping 4/1 on Chelsea to beat Stoke City - with winnings paid in cash!...

  • Bale to Man Utd? Torres to Liverpool FC? Evans to join Hartlepool FC? Sunday's back pages

    The top stories making Sunday's back pages in the UK......

  • Euroleague last-16 teams now known

    The cast is complete for the Top 16 of the Euroleague following the conclusion of the regular season....

  • Premier League - Liverpool FC vs. Arsenal FC kick-off time

    Liverpool vs. Arsenal takes place this afternoon in the Premier League....

  • Jose Mourinho says independent panel to take action against divers would be a disaster

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it would be a "disaster" for the Premier League to punish divers retrospectively....

  • Can Petra Kvitova win another Grand Slam at the Australian Open?

    Petra Kvitova is older and wiser than when she won her first Slam title at Wimbledon in 2011, and with a second under her belt, can she add to her tally starting in Melbourne? ...

More Stories

Tags

Basketball, NBA

Latest News



Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

NBA - Jarrett Jack Could be Toronto Bound

The talented guard has signed an offer sheet.

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?