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Raptors sign two, bring camp roster to 20

Nick Nurse will have a full boatload of players to look at when training camp opens next week.

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The Toronto Raptors announced today that they’ve signed contracts with Svi Mykhailiuk and Reggie Perry, bringing their total number of players under contract to 20 — the maximum allowed at NBA training camp.

As usual, no official financial terms have been released in either deal, though as previously reported, Mykhailiuk’s deal is for two years, with the second being a player option. Blake Murphy, formerly of the Athletic, reports that Perry’s deal is an Exhibit 10 deal — in other words, a training camp invite with a small guarantee.

Mykhailiuk’s longer-term, guaranteed deal seems to indicate the Raptors expect him to make the team; Perry, though, will be fighting for a roster spot with a bevy of forwards who also have non-guaranteed contracts, including Yuta Watanabe, Freddie Gillespie, Sam Dekker, Ish Wainwright and Isaac Bonga.

Perry was picked in the second round of the draft by the Brooklyn Nets in 2020. He’s 6’8” (of course) and in 26 games with the Nets, he scored three points per game in about eight minutes a night. He even managed to sneak into five playoff games! He also played in the G League bubble with the Long Island Nets, where he averaged 18 points, nine rebounds and three assists over 15 games.

Here’s how the current roster shakes out:

Guaranteed contracts:

  • Precious Achiuwa
  • OG Anunoby
  • Dalano Banton
  • Scottie Barnes
  • Khem Birch
  • Chris Boucher
  • Goran Dragic
  • Malachi Flynn
  • Svi Mykhailiuk
  • Pascal Siakam
  • Gary Trent, Jr.
  • Fred VanVleet

Two-way contracts:

  • Justin Champagnie
  • David Johnson

Partially guaranteed/non-guaranteed contracts:

  • Isaac Bonga
  • Sam Dekker
  • Freddie Gillespie
  • Reggie Perry
  • Ish Wainwright
  • Yuta Watanabe

(Reports surfaced over the weekend that the Raptors had signed Alex Antetokounmpo; however, no official reports have surfaced so at best perhaps it was a 905 contract that Antetokounmpo signed.)

So Nick Nurse, Bobby Webster and Masai Ujiri are gonna have some decisions to make! At least three of the current 20 players will have to be cut; the two-way contracts (David Johnson and Justin Champagnie) don’t count towards the regular season max roster size of 15.

Hopefully, the Raptors see enough from those players who don’t make the team to warrant signing them to the Raptors 905 roster. We’ll find out in the coming weeks!