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The JO Era Comes to a Quick End

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Two of these three will soon be members of the Raptors...the other will soon be out of the league...

Two of these three will soon be members of the Raptors...the other will soon be out of the league...

Well, I didn't think it would happen (I still don't understand it from Miami's side really) but apparently JO is on his way to Miami for Shawn Marion.

Marcus Banks comes back to Toronto to make things work salary-wise but what's immediately puzzling is that Jamario Moon went too.

Perhaps that was the consolation for not giving up a draft pick but it's a bit curious at the outset. For the upgrade at the 3/4 with the Matrix, Toronto now finds itself with a delicious back-up guard rotation of Jason Kapono, Joey Graham, Marcus Banks, Will Solomon and Roko Ukic. Factor in injuries to Graham and Calderon and it's going to be a bit suspect some nights unless BC has another trick up his sleeve.

We'll have more to come later tonight once the deal becomes official but for now, I'm a fan of the move which brings immediate salary cap relief this summer for Toronto. I would have rather kept Moon around (despite his much-maligned status this year) but that's not to say the Raps can't make a play for him this off-season.

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