The Raptors are bringing in Julyan Stone and Chris Wright to training camp. With 14 players already with guaranteed contracts, the Raptors may not even sign anybody. Still, it couldn’t hurt to look at some guys.
Here’s some recent history on these players:
Stone saw limited action with the Nuggets the past two seasons, but the connection is there in Toronto with the team’s new GM Masai Ujiri, who came over from Denver this summer.
Wright, meanwhile, spent the majority of last season in the D-League, where he averaged 18.3 points and 9.2 rebounds in 39 appearances for the Maine Red Claws.
There’s also talk of a third person who is yet to be determined. In all, there would be 17 players in training camp. The fourteen on roster, Wright and Stone, and then mystery man. Pro Basketball Talk has the story.
So, if one of these would make the team, which one? Stone has been struggling with injuries which explains the limited action. Meanwhile, Wright has been shining in the D-League and maybe he’s ready for the NBA. Here’s a little snippet from Doug Smith:
But I didn’t get any indication from anyone on whether or not that means they will go to 15, that is not a certainty.
So, we’ll definitely have to wait and see. I’d say nobody makes it although we still don’t know who that third person is.