The Raptors announced three signings today.
Chris Wright: He was on the summer league team and was the third best player behind Jonas Valanciunas and Dwight Buycks, and you might even make a case that he showed better than Buycks. He’s an athletic 6’8″ forward which players the way he’s built – strong. He adds some strong athleticism to the roster which is different than the Terrence Ross athleticism, if you catch my drift.
Wright is one of those guys that can find ways to score, and can be a very situation-specific players, somewhat like Antoine Wright except he might get the job done. At least we hope so. He was a 37% three-point shooter so he’s got that going for him a little as well.
Julyan Stone: After failing a medical earlier, the Raptors have managed to sign Stone, whose main advantage is that he happens to be a 6’6″ point guard. This is one of those signings that can pay off defensively, and again, is a situational one.
Carlos Morais: Never heard of him, so I’ll defer to the text posted in the above linked article:
Morais recently competed for Angola at the 2013 FIBA Africa championship and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He averaged 15.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in seven contests for Angola and scored a team-best 21 points during the championship game versus Egypt. Morais spent the 2012-13 season with Atletico Petroleos de Luanda in Angola and represented his country at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2006 FIBA World Championship.
The Raptors now have 17 players on the roster, which means two will be slashed. My money’s on Morais and…I’m going to say Augustin.
Here’s the depth chart:
Camp should be fun.
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