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Spears: Raptors Interested in Free Agent Guard Will Cherry

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Are the Raptors looking to fill that 15th and final roster spot?

Christian Petersen

Yep, things have been pretty quiet on the Raptors front now that Summer League has wrapped up.  Toronto still has an open roster spot however, so there has indeed been some speculation as to what they'll do with it.  Zach and I were in fact in the middle of a back-and-forth piece debating various options for said opening when Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears tweeted the following earlier this afternoon:

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WHO?

That may be your first reaction to Spears' tweet but if you watched any of the Cleveland Cavaliers Summer League exploits (some kid named Andrew Wiggins might have had something to do with it), you probably also noticed Cherry. The 6-foot former University of Montana floor general was a firecracker for the Cavs, dropping 21 points in a win over the Spurs' Vegas entry, 21 on another night, and finished with Summer League averages of 12.8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.  More importantly, he had a big impact for his club every time he was on the court, and did a nice job running the Cavs' offense when NBAer Matthew Dellavedova wasn't present.

As a four-year career at Montana, Cherry went undrafted and played for the NBA D-League's Canton Charge last season, averaging 12 points and 5 assists in 31 minutes of action.  Grabbing Cherry would represent another back-up option for the Raptors at the point guard spot, and also perhaps a chance to develop a young prospect with some serious upside.

Check out the Q&A with Cherry from NBA.com.