Jack latest piece for rebuilding Raptors
The Toronto Raptors introduced Jarrett Jack on Tuesday after signing him to a $20 million deal over four years.
The Raptors signed the restricted free agent to an offer sheet on July 13, giving the Indiana Pacers a week to match the offer. They opted not to, clearing the way for Jack to land in Toronto as general manager Bryan Colangelo remakes the Raptors’ roster.
"This is another piece of the puzzle that is hopefully going to bring it all together," Colangelo said at a news conference at the Air Canada Centre.
Toronto also acquired forward Hedo Turkoglu in a four-way deal and signed center Andrea Bargnani to a $50-million, five-year deal.
Colangelo also picked Southern California swingman DeMar DeRosan with the ninth pick in last month’s draft.
Jack is one of just 11 NBA players who appeared in all 82 games in each of the past two seasons — last season with Indiana, where he supplanted former Raptors player T.J. Ford for the starter’s job, and the previous season in Portland.
"To describe me in a nutshell is ‘being tough,’" Jack said. "There are things along the road, going through this NBA journey that you’re going to have to play through, and injury and not being 100 percent every night are part of it.