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Raptors Notes : Gary Trent’s Future, Latest on Jontay Porter, Roster Move.

In June 2023, Gary Trent Jr. decided to pick up his player option for the 2023/24 season, and there were reports suggesting that he and the Raptors were close to finalizing a multiyear extension.

However, that deal never materialized, so Trent played out the season on his expiring contract and is now set to enter unrestricted free agency this summer.

According to Michael Grange of Sportsnet.ca, it’s uncertain whether Trent will stay with the Raptors or explore other options in free agency.

Grange notes that while both parties seem willing to continue their relationship, they will need to come to an agreement on salary and role, with the latter potentially being the more challenging aspect to discuss.

“To be honest, it’s really not my choice,”Trent said he’s considering staying with the Raptors when asked about it. “They gotta want me, so I could say I want to come here, but it doesn’t matter if they don’t want me here. So again, at the end of the day, I would love to be anywhere I’m wanted, anywhere I can help contribute towards winning, anywhere that can see me as part of their future or sees me as part of something they got going on that would be great to be a part of.”

No other player has played in more games for Toronto this season than Trent, who has appeared in 70 games.

He averaged 13.7 points per game while shooting 39.3% from three-point range. Trent is finishing up a three-year, $52 million contract that paid him around $18.6 million in the 2023/24 season.

The Raptors will retain his Bird rights in the offseason, allowing them to exceed the salary cap to re-sign him or to engage in a sign-and-trade deal with another team.

Jontay Porter :

Raptors Notes : Gary Trent’s Future, Latest on Jontay Porter, Roster Move.

In addition to facing inquiry from the NBA, which could potentially lead to an outright ban if found guilty, Toronto Raptors center Jontay Porter is also under investigation by the Colorado Division of Gaming.

They have contacted sportsbooks in the state to inquire about any accounts linked to Porter and whether those accounts placed bets on NBA games.


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Raptors Notes : Gary Trent’s Future, Latest on Jontay Porter, Roster Move.
Malik

Malik Williams officially signed with the Raptors for the remainder of the regular season on Saturday, as announced by the team’s PR. Earlier this month, Toronto initially signed Williams to a 10-day contract, which expired on Saturday.

Despite this, the Raptors decided to keep him for the final game of the season. In his six appearances with Toronto, Williams averaged 2.2 points and 5.7 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per contest.

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