Out of all the guys on the Raptors that stand around waiting for a clear shot because they can’t put the ball on the floor to create one. Jason Kapono was maybe the best of the bunch which may or may not be a bad thing for Toronto. So today, Bryan Colangelo decided to shake things up by trading sharp shooting Kapono to the 76ers for hard nose rebounder Reggie Evans.
â€œWe are too nice, we are too nice as a group. Collectively, the group is too nice,â€ the Raptors president said last month. â€œThatâ€™s not to say youâ€™ve got to go out and get bad guys [but] when you step on the court, you better have some fight. I think some of the guys were saying you better have some dog in you … in terms of what weâ€™re looking to do when weâ€™re addressing personnel this summer, weâ€™re going to be bringing in perhaps players with a different mentality.â€
With this deal the Raptors will save $1.2-million in salaries this season and $1.5-million next year. It’s a good thingÂ Reggie Evans is already familiar with Toronto’s offense thanks to Vince Carter.
Via Globe & Mail