Raptors Re-Sign Magloire to Put Roster At...16?


Didn't get a chance to comment on this when the news broke late yesterday afternoon, but it appears that Jamaal Magloire is returning to the Toronto Raptors...

...in some capacity.

The team announced yesterday that they have re-signed the veteran centre, but considering the move puts the Raps' roster at 16, one more than the max amount come beginning of the season, something's gotta give.

From the press release:

The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have re-signed veteran centre Jamaal Magloire. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

Magloire averaged 1.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 11.0 minutes in 34 appearances with the Raptors last season.

Magloire is a veteran of 12 NBA seasons and owns career averages of 7.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 21.9 minutes in 680 regular season outings. He has appeared in 46 postseason contests, averaging 7.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 19.8 minutes.

Magloire, 6-foot-11, 265 pounds came to the Raptors after spending three seasons with the Miami Heat. His best statistical campaign came in 2003-04 when he was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

That last line just about says it all as his best campaign was indeed, nearly 10 years ago.

It's possible that Toronto keeps Magloire around past training camp and lets another player, say Alan Anderson or John Lucas III go, but I'd say it's more likely that we see Magloire move into some sort of coaching position once training camp ends.

Translation: There's a good chance we'll be spared from having to watch free-throw shooting displays like this next year:


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