Raptors to add defender

Ryan Wolstat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:57 PM ET

Toronto’s final roster spot is about to be filled.

Free agent small forward Dominic McGuire and the Raptors are putting the finishing details on a deal.

The 6-foot-9 forward is a strong defender and rebounder, but has a non-existent offensive game.

McGuire played 64 games for Golden State last season, averaging 3.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 17.6 minutes per game.

He will likely backup Landry Fields and help replace James Johnson, who was dealt to Sacramento, one of the five teams McGuire has played for since being selected by Washington in the second round back in 2007.

Yahoo! Sports first reported the agreement was near and that McGuire had cancelled a workout with Brooklyn.

McGuire has shown an ability to guard multiple positions effectively in the past, which endeared him to head coach Dwane Casey.

The Raptors had planned to extend Toronto-born centre Jamaal Magloire a partially guaranteed training camp offer, but adding a wing player with the 15th and final available roster spot made more sense considering Toronto’s depth up front.

 


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