Reports are starting to surface that the Toronto Raptors are saying they want Phil Jackson  to become their new GM.

This could be a great challenge and move for Jackson. Toronto does not have "Superstars" on there roster. They don't have a Jordan, Pippen, Shaq or Kobe.

What the Raptors have is a collection of could have beens and should have beens plus players that no one really knows.

This would be the perfect opportunity for Jackson to really prove that he is the basketball mind that everyone thinks he is. He has the chance to take a team with nothing going for it and build it essentially from the ground up.

If he could pull this off, without the superstars that he has had in the past and build the Raptors into a championship contender by drafting and signing free agents, it would truly show that he is the "Zen Master" and the basketball genius that not only the public believes he is but most certainly, he believes he is.


Here is the current roster for the Toronto Raptors.


2012-13 Roster
NumPlayerPosHtWtDOBPrior to NBA/CountryYrs
4Quincy AcyF6-722510/06/1990Baylor/USAR
6Alan AndersonG-F6-622010/16/1982Michigan State/USA3
7Andrea BargnaniF-C7-025610/26/1985Benetton Treviso/Italy6
10DeMar DeRozanG6-721608/07/1989USC/USA3
2Landry FieldsF6-721506/27/1988Stanford/USA2
22Rudy GayF6-823008/17/1986Connecticut/USA6
34Aaron GrayC7-027012/07/1984Pittsburgh/USA5
15Amir JohnsonF-C6-921005/01/1987Westchester HS (Los Angeles, CA)/USA7
11Linas KleizaF6-823401/03/1985Missouri/Lithuania6
3Kyle LowryG6-020503/25/1986Villanova/USA6
5John Lucas IIIG5-1116511/21/1982Oklahoma State/USA4
20Mickael PietrusF6-621502/07/1982Pau Orthez/France9
31Terrence RossG6-619502/05/1991Washington/USAR
13Sebastian TelfairG6-017006/09/1985Abraham Lincoln HS (Brooklyn, NY)/USA8
17Jonas ValanciunasC6-1123105/06/1992Utena, LithuaniaR