Add Daniel Oturu to the list of players signed by the Raptors in recent days due to the ongoing COVID-19 issues.
Free agent center Daniel Oturu is signing a 10-day hardship deal with the Toronto Raptors, sources tell ESPN. Oturu has been playing for the G-League's Windy City Bulls this season. He played with the Clippers in 2020-2021.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 24, 2021
In seven games for the G-League’s Windy City Bulls this season, Oturu is averaging 20.6 points, 9.3 boards and 1.9 blocks while shooting 63.2% from the field and 37.5% from three. He also spent last season with the LA Clippers.
Eight Raptors, including Pascal Siakam, Dalano Banton, Gary Trent Jr., Fred VanVleet, Malachi Flynn, Scottie Barnes, Precious Achiuwa, and OG Anunoby, are in health and safety protocols.
Toronto has signed Brandon Goodwin, Juwan Morgan, Nik Stauskus, Tremont Waters, D.J. Wilson, and now Oturu to 10-day contracts, in accordance with the league’s new rule that allows teams to sign one replacement player for every one player in health and safety protocols. Teams are required to sign at least one replacement player for every two players that are unavailable because of COVID-19 issues.
The Raptors already had three games postponed this season, including two earlier this week. Their next game is scheduled for Sunday in Cleveland against the Cavs.