Raptors looking to add Rochester RazorSharks as D-League affiliate

This is great news. No more sending guys like DeAndre Daniels to Perth, Australia.

It’s 2 a.m. so this is a short report. According to Time Warner Cable News in Rochester, the Toronto Raptors are looking to enter into an agreement with the Rochester RazorSharks. From the report:

The Rochester RazorSharks basketball team is in talks with the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, according to sources within the RazorSharks front office, who said the Raptors are looking for a NBA Developmental League affiliate.
The keys to note are the following. The Raptors are currently co-affiliated with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants team along with 12 (!!!) other teams. Currently, Rochester is not a part of the D-League, so the Raptors’ push looks to be adding the RazorSharks into the fold. It makes sense geographically, as Rochester is just a 50 minute flight from downtown Toronto.
For more on why the Raptors should acquire a D-League affiliate, read Blake Murphy’s excellent breakdown.
Editor’s note: the original headline read “Razorbacks”. Apologies for the oversight. No more blogging at 2 a.m.

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