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Raptors sign guard Lorenzo Brown to two-way contract

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Toronto’s second two-way spot is now occupied.

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Toronto has signed journeyman guard Lorenzo Brown to a two-way contract, per Raptors Media Relations. Brown will join the injured Malcolm Miller as the second two-way player signed by the Raptors.

Brown, 26, has lingered on the NBA periphery for the last half decade. Drafted 52nd-overall in 2013, his most meaningful stretch of NBA time came on an injury-ravaged Wolves team in 2014-15, during which he made all of his seven career NBA starts. All told, Brown has posted 3.3 points, 2.3 assists and 1.7 boards with an ugly shooting slash line of 36.9 / 15.2 / 66.7 in 63 NBA games for the Sixers, Wolves and Suns.

It’s been a different story when Brown has gotten run in the D-League. In 74 career games at that level, he’s been consistently prolific, putting up 18.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists while shooting 36.4 percent from deep, earning All-Star honours in both 2014-15 and 2015-16. He spent a portion of last season playing in China.

Brown stands 6’5, and has seen time at both guard spots. With Cory Joseph now in Indiana after this summer’s maneuvering, Brown represents a last-ditch insurance policy in the event the Raptors suffer multiple injuries in the back court at any point during the season.

With this signing, both of the team’s available two-way deals are spoken for.