We’ve known it’s been coming since last week, but the Raptors officially announced that they’ve re-signed Jamaal Magloire on Tuesday afternoon.

Terms of the deal weren’t released, but last week it sounded like the veteran centre was going to get a non-guaranteed contract that was more of an invite to training camp than an actual roster spot, so until told otherwise, I’m going to assume that’s what’s up here.

With the low key signing of Dominic McGuire earlier this month, the Raptors now have 16 players, which means someone is going to be cut before the season starts. If Magloire does find himself on the opening night roster, the 34-year-old will be hard pressed to even reach last year’s benchmarks of 34 appearances and 11 minutes per game, given that he’d likely be the third string centre at best, and the sixth big man in a six-big rotation.

All in all, what we’re looking at here is Magloire basically being like the Canadian, big man version of Darrick Martin circa 2005-2008. But if he can give Jonas Valanciunas and Toronto’s other young bigs a good test in camp and in later practices, he’ll have served his purpose to me.

Comments (4)

  1. Yep that’s pretty much the gist of it – the Raps are bringing in a big vet centre to give Jonas a bit of tutoring, and a good roughing up in practice.

    I also hope Casey subs him in every now and again for the odd hard foul – this is Toronto after all…

  2. Possibly the worst player on the team last year. Ah well, if he is only practice fodder for JV then I guess it is OK. I don’t want to see him in a game though. Any hard fouls that need to be given out should be done by JV. Start building that rep.

  3. I like the signing. You know whoever is the 13-15th man isn’t going to contribute on the court, so your hope is that they either can develop into someone who will contribute, or contribute off the court. Magloire should be able to contribute off the court.

    • HE NEEDS TO CONTRIBUTE ON THE COURT BY KNOCKING OUT FOOLS THAT DECIDE THE DRIVE DOWN THE LANE…..NO MORE EAZY BASKETS IN THE T.DOT!

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