It's getting into the dog days of summer and the NBA rumour landscape is starting to dry up. That said, the Toronto Raptors made the tiniest of splashes today, signing limited Las Vegas Summer League participant Michale Kyser to a one-year, partially-guaranteed contract.
The Raptors have reached agreement with Louisiana Tech's Michale Kyser on one-year deal with partial guarantee, league source tells RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2015
The contract basically acts as incentive for Kyser to attend Raptors training camp and compete for one of the 15 roster spots available going into the preseason. He played just 14.5 minutes per game in LVSL, so perhaps this is just Masai Ujiri wanting to get a longer, closer look.
A power forward with some hops, Kyser played a full term at Louisiana Tech, averaging 8.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game in his senior year. Here he is showing off an impressive wingspan and finishing ability, set to heroic music.
Kyser will likely compete with other players on similar contracts for Toronto's 15th roster spot and a likely future as an "affiliate player" with Raptors 905.
Thoughts on this signing?