Barrett gets 10 more days

MIKE KOREEN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:39 AM ET

The Raptors signed point guard Andre Barrett to a second 10-day contract yesterday.

The generously listed 5-foot-10 player has played in five games for the Raptors, averaging 4.0 points and 2.8 assists in 17.2 minutes. While he can turn the corner and find the open man, the second-year pro needs to work on his shot.

Barrett was part of one significant play in his first 10-day contract with Toronto. In New York last week, he was pushed into Knicks forward Channing Frye by fellow pint-sized Knicks guard Nate Robinson and Barrett's head ended up taking the legs out from underneath Frye. It caused a season-ending injury for leg injury for the promising Knicks forward.

Barrett's minutes could decrease in Toronto if regular backup point guard Jose Calderon can return from a foot injury this week.

Barrett also had two 10-day contracts with the Phoenix Suns this season after being selected first overall by the Florida Flame in the D-League draft. The Seton Hall product spent time with the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic last season.

LOW-KEY CELEBRATION

Chris Bosh celebrated his 22nd birthday on the court by notching yet another double-double in a win against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night.

But he kept it low-key and didn't rock out afterwards.

"Just some family fun," Bosh said.

HEAVY DRINKING?

"Hell no," said the all-star, who obviously has no interest in emulating the birthday habits of many people in his age group.

Bosh shares a birthday with fellow Texan and Bucks guard T.J. Ford, who is one year older, and the two will exchange best wishes before their teams play today in Milwaukee. Bosh does have a present for Ford.

"I'll give him a Coke and a smile," Bosh said.

HOMEWARD BOUND

After the game today in Milwaukee, the Raptors return to the ACC for their final prolonged homestand of the season, a four-gamer that starts with marquee games against the Miami Heat on Wednesday and the Phoenix Suns on Friday.


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