Lewenberg: Raptors sign former Pistons forward Daye

{eot}
Josh Lewenberg
7/31/2013 9:07:32 AM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

TORONTO - The Raptors have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with free agent forward Austin Daye, a source confirmed to TSN.ca Tuesday evening.

Daye, 25, will be signed at or near the league minimum and the second year of his contract will not be guaranteed.

Acquired by Memphis in the deal that sent Rudy Gay to Toronto at the end of January, the 6-foot-11 forward averaged 4.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 31 contests with the Grizzlies after spending his first three-plus NBA seasons with the Pistons. Detroit selected Daye with the 15th overall pick out of Gonzaga in 2009. He has averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in four seasons.

A versatile forward who has had success as a three-point shooter off the bench in Detroit, Daye will give the Raptors added depth behind Gay and DeMar DeRozan on the wing. He will also have to contend with Landry Fields, sophomore Terrence Ross and the newly acquired Steve Novak as a reserve for Toronto.

First reported by Yahoo Sports, the signing of Daye will cap the Raptors' roster at 15. The recently acquired Quentin Richardson is still under contract but will not play for Toronto as the team continues to weigh its options before parting ways with the veteran forward. The Raptors prefer to include Richardson in a trade but no deal is immediately imminent.

Austin Daye (Photo: Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Blue Jays on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 baseball insider Scott MacArthur provides daily coverage of the Blue Jays.


Jays Watch | Latest on the Jays


@
 | Friday at 7:07pm | Smyly vs. Stroman
@
 | W 9-5 | W: Dickey | L: Nelson

Maple Leafs on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the home of the Leafs with Jonas Siegel providing daily coverage in his Leaf Report.


Latest on the Leafs | Leafs on 1050 Schedule


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | DraftCentre

Raptors on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the home of the Raptors with Josh Lewenberg providing coverage in his Raptors Report.


Latest on the Raptors


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | NBA Draft

Argos on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the official broadcaster of the Argos with Mike Hogan providing coverage in his Argos Report.


Argos Hashmarks | Argos on TSN 1050 Schedule


@
 | Saturday at 4pm | (TSN 1050)
@
 | L 33-17 | Glenn: 208y | Ray: 181y

Toronto FC on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050's Gareth Wheeler provides coverage of TFC matches including pre-game shows live from BMO Field


Latest on TFC | TFC on TSN 1050 Schedule


@
 | Saturday at 7pm |
@
 | L 4-1 | Gilberto | Dwyer (2), Saad, Sapong
TSN TweetBox

Connect with TSN Radio 1050

Email us at live@tsn1050.ca

Text your comments to 105050 (standard message rates apply) Details

Or

Text inquiries to 105050 (standard message rates apply) Details

Follow on Twitter: @TSN1050Radio

Call us at 416-870-1050 or Toll Free Across Canada: 855-591-6876

Advertising: Call: 416-384-2900. Or email: advertising@tsn1050.ca

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television