According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Sam Dekker will be returning to the NBA after reaching an agreement with the Raptors.
After two seasons overseas, F Sam Dekker is returning to the NBA on a deal with the Toronto Raptors, his agents Andy Shiffman and Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2021
The six-eight forward played 10 games during the 2019-20 campaign with the Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban in the VTB United League and averaged 13.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, on 70.5 per cent shooting from the field.
Dekker was selected 18th overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2015 NBA draft, joining the Clippers, Cavaliers, and Wizards along the way. He produced 5.5 points and three rebounds on 48 per cent shooting over four seasons during his first stint in the NBA, before heading overseas.
Fans of controversy, here’s what J.R Smith had to say about Dekker:
“Throughout my whole career, it’s only one teammate I really don’t like. And he know that. And everybody else, I’m just cool with,” said Smith on “All Things Covered.” “He did some bullshit on the bus one day, talking some Trump shit, and I just wasn’t having it.”
Then there was this incident:
Clippers forward Sam Dekker found himself in hot water after tweeting he is “proud” of being white and defending the existence of white culture. The statement came in response to a tweet by Dekker’s former college teammate, Bronson Koenig, who shared an article titled, “White People Have No Culture.”
Dekker was seemingly upset by Koenig’s post and tweeted in reply: “Don’t put it in my face that being a white guy is something I’m supposed to be ashamed of. I’m proud of who I am and so should you. But youre Native American and also white BK. This article speaks very many untruths about most of our ‘culture’ that we supposedly don’t have…”