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Joey Dorsey signs with Toronto Raptors

Apr 3, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

Woj over at Yahoo reports via Twitter the Toronto Raptors plan to sign former King and Rocket Joey Dorsey this afternoon, after the Kings released Dorsey due to attitude problems.

The former Memphis Tiger spent a year and a half in the D-League developing in the Rockets’ system, improving considerably, before being called up and then dished to Sacramento in the Kevin Martin deal. He has a great frame and is a tenacious rebounder, both qualities Toronto covets and needs, even though Dorsey is unlikely to see much, if any, time.

The Raptors have the worst defense among playoff teams and are within range of the worst defense in playoff history (by advanced metrics).So they could use a guy like Dorsey, if he gets time. He and Amir Johnson could be a devastating one-two brutal punch, and an interesting counter to Andrea Bargnani’s “soft” play.

The Rockets were apparently also interested in Dorsey, but he elected to sign with Toronto, probably because the Rockets would want to bring him along slowly, and Dorsey feels he’s ready now.

  1. khandor - Apr 3, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    If Toronto can re-sign Chris Bosh [C] this summer, then, Joey Dorsey … as a super athletic old school PF … can become a useful player for the Raptors down-the-road. The one caveat being that any post player who couldn’t manage to get any significant PT with this year’s Houston Rockets may just not be good enough to play in the regular rotation of a high end NBA team.

  2. BHarris - Apr 4, 2010 at 11:37 PM

    I’m a fan of Joey Dorsey. He’s a great guard and rebounder. I’ve liked Joey ever since he was with the Memphis Tigers. He works hard and he’s worth a lot more than some people realize.

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