Thursday, February 22, 2007

Trade Update

I recently learned that Juan Dixon had been traded for Fred Jones. I think this is a good move for the Raptors and a bad move for the Blazers.

Fred Jones is a mediocre player who is undersized and not a great shooter. He is an excellent defender and can jump out of the gym, but I don't know why the Blazers need that when they already have Brandon Roy. I thought Juan Dixon fit in pretty well with them because he was one of the only backups and can score in quick spurts. It doesn't appear that Fred Jones can do that, and I don't think that a defensive-stopper undersized backup two guard is that good for them.

On the other hand, Juan Dixon seems like a good fit in Toronto. He and TJ ford can create a freakishly quick backcourt, and he can sub in for Anthony Parker at shooting guard. Yes, he is undersized, but the Raptors create a lot of open shots, and Juan can really hit. Plus, with all of their shooters, it never hurts to have another drive-and-dish guy.

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