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Report: Oshae Brissett joins Raptors’ training camp roster

Toronto-born Brissett looks to make an impact in his second year. And the Raptors are ready to have him back.

Maine Red Claws v Mississauga Raptors 905 Photo by Christian Bonin/NBAE via Getty Images

Earlier today we reported that the Toronto Raptors training camp roster was at 19, but it now looks to be the full 20. The Athletic’s Blake Murphy, tirelessly working the roster update Bat-phone, reports that Oshae Brissett will be joining the Raptors for training camp in Tampa:

We’ll update you with any contract details as they become available.

The Toronto-born Brissett, 22, initially signed with the Raptors last summer on an Exhibit-10 deal. A good showing in the team’s 2019 training camp led to him joining the team on one of its two two-way contracts, and he spent the rest of the season shuttling between Raptors 905 and the big club.

Brissett offers a nice blend of size and athleticism, and plenty of raw talent. He played 19 games with the Raptors, and saw spot minutes as injuries played havoc with Toronto’s roster. His best game came against Portland — you remember Carmelo Anthony’s game winner — where he scored 12 points and hit 2-of-4 from downtown in 23 minutes off the bench.

He also played 21 games with the 905. There, he averaged 15 points a night, but his shooting numbers (42% overall, 28% from three-point range, 56% true shooting) were a concern. His stroke looks solid so hopefully it’s a matter of confidence and opportunity.

Brissett initially joined the Raptors in Orlando for the NBA’s bubble re-start, but left during the playoffs to remove some “loose bodies” from his right knee.

As someone the Raptors have already invested time in and who knows the system, one would think Oshae would have a leg up on today’s other camp invites. But that’s what camp completion is for!

Teams are reporting to their markets next week for COVID testing, with group practices set to begin December 4.