The Raptors have waived Freddie Gillespie and Reggie Perry.
Goodbye Freddie. https://t.co/CG7TLMTE1C pic.twitter.com/YIDY4kGRWX
— Raptors Republic (@raptorsrepublic) October 13, 2021
That is an anticipated transfer as Adon alluded to this morning. Gillespie struggled just about all over the place this pre-season and his minimize continues the sharp downturn in his fortunes after the spurt on the finish of final season when he mixed with Khem Birch to present the post-Baynes Raptors a way of respectability. It says one thing about his efficiency when the Raptors, who’re skinny at heart, waive an enormous who was extensively anticipated to compete for a backup function. Gillespie wasn’t precisely a lumbering massive who didn’t match the Raptors length-and-strength method, however his lack of nostril for the ball, suspect arms and an inconsistent contact across the rim was an excessive amount of for the Raptors to look previous. Above is a clip of his final spotlight as a Raptors.
He averaged 1 level in 5 preseason video games, capturing 33% and averaging 2.8 rebounds in 7.6 minutes of play. As Blake mentions above, he can’t be a part of the G-League for the Raptors simply but.
Perry, one other F/C, performed a grand complete of 13 minutes in pre-season and was by no means a severe candidate to make the roster. Except he finds one other membership, he’ll possible play with the Raptors 905. Because it stands proper now, Khem Birch, Treasured Achiuwa and Chris Boucher stay the considerably true PF/C rotation, though given what we’ve seen with the Raptors this preseason they simply may begin Goran Dragic at C simply to fuck with individuals.
There’s yet another minimize to be made because the Raptors have 16 participant below contract. Additionally they have Justin Champagnie and David Johnson on two-way offers.
Raptors waive Freddie Gillespie and Reggie Perry originated on Raptors Republic.