After losing out on Wesley Matthews (not the worst thing to happen) and LaMarcus Aldridge (a bummer, but expected), it was nice to hear the Raptors have signed someone. (Besides DeMarre Carroll, to which I say: yahoo!)
Toronto announced today that they've signed Delon Wright, he of the number 20 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, to a rookie scale contract. This means he's under contract through the 2016-17 season, with two team options afterwards.
From the press release:
Wright, 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, was named the 2015 recipient of the Bob Cousy Award for the nation's top point guard. A first-team All-Pac-12 and All-Pac-12 Defensive Team selection, Wright averaged 14.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.1 steals in 35 games last season. As a junior, he contributed 15.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.5 steals in 33 contests earning first-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team honours.
Wright joins a Raptors backcourt that has two known elements at the moment - Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. After that, there's free agent Lou Williams, still in the wind, and the journeyman's journeyman Luke Ridnour. (He's still on the team right?) As such, Wright's role on the team remains unclear.
Anyway, everyone say hello to Delon!