Raptors news: Summer League star signs, former SF gets cut

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - DECEMBER 03: Mouhamadou Gueye #15 of the Pittsburgh Panthers (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - DECEMBER 03: Mouhamadou Gueye #15 of the Pittsburgh Panthers (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images) /

The Toronto Raptors decided to use up their final guaranteed contract spot on Garrett Temple, though they still had enough room on the roster for one more training camp deal. After Summer League, Mouhamadou Gueye emerged as a no-brainer signing. Masai Ujiri finally made the call to lock up the former Pitt product.

The Raptors finalized their training camp roster when they signed Gueye to an Exhibit 10 contract. This deal likely means that Gueye will spend the season marinating with Raptors 905 if he is unable to pull off the impossible and make it onto the Raptors’ opening night roster.

In five Summer League games, Gueye averaged 7.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game despite having to secede plenty of shots to Gradey Dick and Markquis Nowell. Gueye has shown that the defensive skills that made him such a dominant player in college will translate over to the NBA level quite well.

Gueye’s NBA ceiling has a very firm ceiling on it, as he doesn’t have the offensive creativity needed to become a consistent threat on this end. He could change all of that if he is able to lock in and make the necessary shooting improvements with Raptors 905.

More Raptors news

  • Toronto also confirmed the signing of Kevin Obanor on an Exhibit 10 contract. Despite the fact that the former Oral Roberts and Texas Tech player was a solid shooter and consistent double-double threat, he played in just one Summer League game and did not score any points. He faces long odds to make the roster.
  • The Raptors saw one of their former players get released by the rival Boston Celtics, as Justin Champagnie was waived following a brief stint in the 2022-23 season and in Summer League. Champagnie was due to receive a slight guarantee if he was on the roster in August, promoting the quick release from Brad Stevens.

NBA news

  • A former Raptors player has left the NBA after struggling to stick on a team in the last few years. Former Lakers, Raptors, and Hornets guard Svi Mykhailiuk has made the trip to Europe, signing a two-year contract with Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos. Mykhailiuk will join another former Raptor in Juancho Hernangomez.
  • ESPN appears to be shaking up their broadcast boost, as Mark Jackson has been removed from the network just one month after Jeff Van Gundy was laid off. Rumors claim that former 76ers coach Doc Rivers is being targeted as a replacement while Doris Burke receives a promotion to the No. 1 team.

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