Raptors sign Gabe Brown, schedule preseason games and training camp

Some news in advance of the start of the season.

As Toronto continues churning the bottom of its roster in advance of training camp, Gabe Brown becomes the newest addition. It’s likely that his deal is either an Exhibit 10 contract or a partially guaranteed deal; Brown will have an outside shot at making the Raptors’ roster, but it’s much more likely that this deal offers him a small (for the NBA) amount of money on top of what could become a Raptors 905 contract. The training camp roster is now full, barring further releases (and assuming the eventual signing of Christian Koloko).

Brown is 6-foot-8 and spent four years with the Michigan State Spartans. This last season, he averaged 11.6 points and 3.8 rebounds in 28.9 minutes per game for the Spartans while shooting 38.2 percent from deep — 3-pointers made up more than half of his total shots. Brown is a shooting specialist with size.

Meanwhile, the Raptors have also scheduled their training camp at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. It will run from September 26 to October 1. Following that will be five preseason games.

October 2 vs the Utah Jazz in Edmonton

October 5 vs the Boston Celtics in Boston

October 7 vs the Houston Rockets in Houston

October 9 vs the Chicago Bulls in Toronto

October 14 vs the Boston Celtics in Montreal

Of those games, the ones versus Utah in Edmonton and the Celtics in Montreal will constitute Toronto’s participation in the NBA Canada Series. This is the 10th anniversary of the Canada Series, which began in Montreal in 2012.

“It’s so good to once again be able to play in front of our fans across Canada,” said Bobby Webster in a media statement. “We’re looking forward to returning to Montreal, and to playing at Rogers Place in Edmonton for the first time. It’s a fantastic reminder, as we begin a new season, that we are Canada’s team, and we look forward to making Raptors fans proud, no matter where they are cheering from.”

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