Toronto Raptors plan to sign G League forward Memphis Hustle Freddie Gillespie for a 10-day contract, according to The Shams Charania and Athletic’s Blake Murphy

Gillespie, 23, averaged a double-double in his rookie season with the Hustle, averaging 105 points and 103 rebounds in 15 regular-season games

According to NBA ABCs, Raptors were due to add 14th player to their roster by Thursday, and Baylor product is just that

The move also comes at a time when the Raptors have playing time available simply due to the absolute lack of healthy bodies on the roster.

In their last two games – a win over the Washington Wizards and a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers – the Raptors have only had nine players available for coach Nick Nurse.

Injuries to stars Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet, as well as some of their reserve players, left the team shorthanded

But the available minutes have given some of the Raptors’ younger players more playing time, and guys like Gary Trent Jr and Malachi Flynn are making the most of it

Toronto fans are hoping Gillespie can follow suit and impress management enough to stay with the squad for the long haul

The Raptors are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 20-31 record, two games behind the Chicago Bulls for last place in the play-in tournament

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Freddie Gillespie

World News – CA – Report: Raptors plan to sign Freddie Gillespie to 10-day contract

Source: https://www.sportsnet.ca/nba/article/report-raptors-plan-sign-freddie-gillespie-10-day-contract/