Raptors, Hollis-Jefferson reportedly reach deal
NBA.com Global on Jul 08, 2019 07:24 AM
BROOKLYN, NY - MARCH 19: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson #24 of the Brooklyn Nets goes to the basket against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 19, 2018 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
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With more minutes suddenly available in the frontcourt, the Toronto Raptors have reportedly added another player to their mix.
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Raptors have reached agreement with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on a one-year deal. In the wake of reigning Finals MVP and Raptors star Kawhi Leonard reportedly reaching a deal with the LA Clippers, Toronto has taken a chance on Hollis-Jefferson for 2019-20.
Free agent forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Hollis-Jefferson gets fresh opportunity in Raptors development system and sets himself up for 2020 free agency.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 7, 2019
Last season, Hollis-Jefferson averaged 5.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 21.2 minutes per game. He is the second forward the Raptors have reached a deal with recently, as veteran Stanley Johnson reportedly agreed to a two-year deal yesterday.