The Toronto Raptors have decided to part ways with Forward Kevin Obanor, according to Blake Murphy’s of Sportsnet.
Kevin Obanor, known for his five-season journey in college basketball with both Oral Roberts and Texas Tech, showcased his skills during the previous season.
He averaged an impressive 14.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game across 32 appearances for the Red Raiders.
While Obanor went undrafted in the 2023 NBA Draft, he had an opportunity to prove himself with the Toronto Raptors during the Summer League.
In August, the Raptors made the decision to sign him. However, the latest update from Blake Murphy reveals that the Raptors have opted to waive Obanor.
The Raptors have waived Kevin Obanor.
Obanor was on an Exhibit 10 camp/905 deal.
This opens a camp spot, likely for another Ex10 type.
— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) September 28, 2023
This move isn’t uncommon in the lead-up to the NBA’s training camp, set to commence in October, as teams assess their rosters and make necessary adjustments.
In light of this decision, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Raptors explore other options and potentially sign a new player in the coming days.
As is customary in the league, such roster maneuvers continue to unfold as teams evaluate their lineups and make strategic decisions ahead of the upcoming season.
In the event that no other NBA team expresses interest in acquiring Obanor, there’s a possibility that he could find a home with the Raptors’ G League affiliate, Raptors 905.