Raptors Sign Forward to 3rd Ten-Day Contract

Despite only playing in three games over the previous two 10-day contracts, there's definitely something about 6'10" forward DJ Wilson that the Toronto Raptors want to see more of. They've signed him to a third 10-day contract. 

In three games, Wilson did show some potential, averaging 8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in just 16 minutes a game. He made 8 of his 11 field goal attempts over those three games. 

The 26-year-old was the 17th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He spent 3 1/2 seasons there, before finishing out last season in Houston. He was a free agent when Toronto came calling in December, as a Covid outbreak engulfed the Raptors, leaving them scrambling to fill out their roster. 

His first two 10-days were of the "hardship" variety; with a maximum of two "regular" 10-day contracts allowed per player, the Raptors could technically sign him to one more of those deals before they'd have to sign him for the rest of the season or let him go.

Hopefully head coach Nick Nurse can give Wilson a bit of run in the next 6 games to have a bit more data for a final decision on his future. 

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