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Raptors to give Julyan Stone, Chris Wright training camp invites

Sep 14, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

Julyan Stone, John Salmons AP

The Toronto Raptors have 14 players with guaranteed contracts in place for next season, meaning that any players they add to the training camp roster beyond that have a very slim chance of actually making the squad.

Nevertheless, the Raptors (like all NBA teams) are bringing in additional bodies to go through the motions, and two names have been recently confirmed, with another yet to be decided.

From Doug Smith of the Toronto Star:

Not sure if you saw the little tweet thing late Friday from Regina but there will probably be 17 players in camp, 14 with contracts, Julyan Stone, who had some injury problems when they thought about signing him in the summer, Chris Wright and one other still to be determined.

But I didn’t get any indication from anyone on whether or not that means they will go to 15, that is not a certainty.

Stone saw limited action with the Nuggets the past two seasons, but the connection is there in Toronto with the team’s new GM Masai Ujiri, who came over from Denver this summer.

Wright, meanwhile, spent the majority of last season in the D-League, where he averaged 18.3 points and 9.2 rebounds in 39 appearances for the Maine Red Claws.

  1. adamsjohn714 - Sep 14, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    New raptors GM must like what he saw out of Stone in Denver practices. The guy has played 200 very good minutes of NBA action in 2 years, which is absolutely nothing to go on. Wright is also a complete unknown with just barely 200 minutes under his belt. He did bring in several decent players on cheap deals, so it looks like he’s got the right idea.

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