These are not exactly huge news updates, but it is fun to watch Toronto pull together a squad in advance of the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League tournament in real time. The mission continued this past weekend as it was reported the Raptors had nabbed two more players to join the team on July 6th in the desert.
First up, from last Saturday, it’s a report from the Arizona Republic’s Clevis Murray on the apparent future plans of one, Codi Miller-McIntyre:
Source: Codi Miller-McIntyre will be on the Toronto Raptors’ Summer League team.— Clevis Murray (@ClevisMurray) June 23, 2018
Then, just yesterday on Sunday, according to reporter David Pick, the Raptors are getting a Euroleague big man to come to Vegas:
Source: Ex-Euroleague center Augusto Lima, whose rights are owned by Real Madrid, has agreed to join the Toronto Raptors for Summer League.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 24, 2018
Miller-McIntyre, 24 years old, is listed at 6’3” and 205 pounds, and, after playing four years at Wake Forest, posted collegiate averages of 11.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.8 assists, while shooting 41 percent from the field and 33 percent from three (on 2.0 attempts per game). It’s nothing too flashy, but Miller-McIntyre parlayed his skills into a run with the Leuven Bears of the Belgian League (he’s the 2017 scoring and assists leader), and now balls in VTB United League, the top Russian league, with Parma. Not bad.
Meanwhile, Lima continues the Raptors’ run of trying out big Brazilian centres. He’s 26 years old, 6’10”, and 260 pounds, straight from Rio De Janeiro. Since the age of 16, Lima’s been bouncing around international leagues, mostly in Spain, topping out with a career year in 2014-15 in Liga ACB with averages of 10.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals, and 1.1 blocks, while shooting 56 percent from the floor.
We’ll try to keep our eyes peeled for this kinds of updates as they come. The Raptors still have some manpower to add to their Vegas Summer League team, even after the handful of names (Rawle Alkins, Andrew Rowsey, Giddy Potts) that have joined up since Friday. Here’s a spreadsheet that will (hopefully) keep track of Toronto’s latest additions, if you’re curious.
The NBA’s Summer League tips-off on July 6. Here’s the schedule news for the Raptors.