Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri has been busy over the past few weeks - the organisation has endured quite a few roster changes throughout this off season.
The departure of long time raptor Bargnani, Camby and Linas Kleiza are just a few of the transactions that have taken place. The additions to the roster include Tyler Hansbrough, veteran Steve Novak and Dwight Buycks.
And recently, Ujiri showed that he isn’t done reshaping his roster by any means. The organisation has successfully signed veteran point guard D.J. Augustin.
It’s a one year $1.26m contract for the former Pacer. This deal is most likely meant to provide some more depth within the back-court, and provide Kyle Lowry with some much needed help.
I believe this is the perfect opportunity for D.J. Augustin to re-establish his game. The fans are great in Toronto, the roster is being re-built, and I believe he’ll be able to improve his game by backing up Kyle Lowry.
With this latest signing, I have to say I love where the Raptors are headed. Ujiri has brought in a lot of talent while being able to keep most of his core players.
Guys like Tyler Hasbrough will certainly help increase the intensity and excitement within this team. And if Terrance Ross, Amir Johnson, and DeMar DeRozan can continue building where they left off, this team will be in far better shape next season.
I believe this roster certainly has the potential to start winning games consistently. As long as Head Coach Dwayne Casey continues to work on improving the team’s defensive play with his roster, this team will be successful. I believe Casey now has the depth within his roster to compete, and finally challenge other teams in the league.
I don’t know if Ujiri has any more deals he wants to make, but I do know that this team will not be at the bottom of the eastern conference standings next season.
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