The Toronto Raptors have not yet made an official announcement, but sources say Julyan Stone will be joining the team from the Denver Nuggets. A tall point guard, Stone was wasting away on the Nuggs’ bench behind Ty Lawson and Andre Miller. Presumably Masai Ujiri, Stone’s GM in Denver and now in Toronto, promised him a serious chance to make the Raps and play meaningful minutes. While nothing in his resume causes excitement, or even mild flutters (he went undrafted after 4 ho-hum years at UTEP), he appears to be the kind of low-risk, low-cost player Ujiri needs to stock up on.
Unless you’re a championship-grade team like San Antonio, having a cattle call training camp is a sound method for finding back of the rotation bodies. It’s not ideal, but if Ujiri can uncover enough rocks, he might find a few gems.