NBA training camps are still a few days away, but if you’re starved for NBA-adjacent news, the 905 are here too hook you up!
The Raptors’ G-League affiliate completed a trade on Monday, acquiring forward J.J. Moore from the Long Island Nets, and the 4th overall pick in the upcoming G-League draft from the Windy City Bulls. In exchange, the 905 has sent the rights to Deng Adel to the Nets; the Nets also acquired JaKarr Sampson from the Bulls in the deal, and the Bulls obtained the rights to Milton Doyle from the Nets. Phew!
Moore, a 6’6” forward, played last season in Argentina, where he averaged 7.9 points and 2.7 rebounds with the club Atenas. Prior to that, Moore spent two seasons in Long Island, where he played in 92 games and averaged 10.9 points and 2.7 assists, with a respectable .554 true shooting percentage. Moore played three years of college ball at Pitt, and finished his senior season at Rutgers, where he averaged 11 points and 3 rebounds.
As for that 4th overall pick, as our friends at Raptors media tell us, this will be the highest the Raptors have ever picked in the G-League draft.
Adel signed with the 905 last October, and had a promising season, appearing in 25 games and averaging 13 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists. I’m sure the Raptors organization is disappointed to lose Adel, but you have to give something to get something — and if I had to guess, I’d say management has their eyes set on someone with that 4th overall pick.
(And as our friends at Raptors media tell us, this is the highest pick the Raptors have ever had in the G-League draft!)
The G-League draft is scheduled to take place on October 26.