Monday, December 29, 2008

Raptors game day - Is Joe Smith Headed to Town?

If the latest reports are to believed then it looks like well traveled veteran Joe Smith may be headed to Toronto.

This move could help the team depending on who they would have to give up to get him.

A quick look at ESPN's Trade Machine will show that there are numerous trade combinations that could land Smith with the Raptors.

Which is really interesting because unless they give up scrubs (For example Hassan Adams, Joey Graham and Will Soloman) then I don't see the point of the move.

The likely scenario is that they would trade Anthony Parker straight up for Smith (both expiring contracts). If thats the case then its a lateral move in my eyes. The Raptors would lose their best Shooting guard and replace him with Smith who is the same age and on the downward slope of his NBA career.

Lets hope that this isn't the deal that Colangelo has in mind to save this team.

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