Jan 17, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; The Toronto Raptors logo at center court before the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Timberwolves 94-89. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Buyout Rumors: Toronto Raptors won’t sign any bought out players


The Toronto Raptors were said to be in the market for players who have been/will be bought out by their teams, but that isn’t the case according to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun who says the Raptors will have no such interest.

Sources say Raptors not planning to add anybody bought out. Today is last day players can be bought out and eligible for playoffs

The Raptors reportedly had multiple trade offers on the table for point guard Kyle Lowry, but opted to retain the veteran come the NBA’s trade deadline in hopes of making a playoff push.

The thought was that Toronto would explore potential free agents but the organization appears to be confident in the current collection of talent.

As for those bought out players – while they must be off a roster today to be eligible for the postseaosn, they do not need to sign with their new team. As long as they are not on a roster by midnight on Saturday, they are free to sign at any point during the remainder of the year and can play in the playoffs.

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