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Raptors announce Brady Heslip signing

The Toronto Raptors have signed Brady Heslip, the team announced Tuesday.

The news of Heslip’s signing was broken by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Friday, which we broke down here. The deal is what’s become the standard training camp contract, with a small partial guarantee that can act as a sort of bump to the D-League pay scale should the player be cut, clear waivers, and agree to play for Raptors 905. In Heslip’s case, Raptors Republic reported Thursday that Heslip has agreed to head to the 905 if he fails to crack the Raptors’ roster.

You can read more on Heslip and the deal at both of those links. The roster for training camp now stands at the maximum of 20, with six players competing for the 15th and final roster spot.

Here’s how the Raptors roster looks ahead of camp:

PG: Kyle Lowry, Cory Joseph, (Delon Wright – injured), Fred VanVleet
SG: DeMar DeRozan, Norman Powell, Drew Crawford, Brady Heslip
SF: DeMarre Carroll, Terrence Ross, Bruno Caboclo, E.J. Singler
PF: Jared Sullinger, Patrick Patterson, Pascal Siakam, Jarrod Uthoff (more of a 3/4, but we’ll slot him here)
C: Jonas Valanciunas, Lucas Nogueira, Jakob Poeltl, Yanick Moreira

A reader poll on Raptors Republic over the weekend revealed that nearly 60 percent of respondents want VanVleet to win the final spot, with nearly 20 percent caping for Uthoff, and the remaining 20 percent and change being split across the other four candidates. Heslip received slightly more than 10 percent of the 3,000 votes cast.

And here’s how the Raptors 905 rights sheet looks:

Player Last Season Years Remaining Notes
E.J. Singler Raptors 905 2 In camp with Raptors
Yanick Moreira Spain/France 0 Potential Affiliate Player
Jarrod Uthoff NCAA 0 Potential Affiliate Player
Fred VanVleet NCAA 0 Potential Affiliate Player
Drew Crawford Israel 1 Rights owned by Erie; in camp
John Jordan Raptors 905 2
Shannon Scott Raptors 905 2
Ashton Smith Raptors 905 2
Greg Smith Raptors 905/Minnesota 2
James Siakam Delaware 2 Acquired at end of season
Brady Heslip Italy 2 Acquired for Ronald Roberts
Mustafa Shakur Germany 1
Will Sheehey France 1
Michael Williams N/A 1
Axel Toupane Raptors 905/Denver 2 In camp with Nuggets
DeAndre Daniels Raptors 905 2 Raptors own NBA rights; Signed in Italy
Davion Berry Raptors 905 2 Signed in Greece
Michale Kyser Raptors 905 2 Signed in Lebanon
Scott Suggs Raptors 905 2 Signed in Spain
Sim Bhullar Raptors 905 2 Signed in Taiwan
C.J. Leslie Israel 1 Signed in Cyprus
Ramone Moore Lithuania 1 Signed in Australia
Mitchell Watt Germany/Israel 1 Signed in Italy

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