Raptors Sign Guard to Multi-Year Deal


The Toronto Raptors are signing sharpshooting-guard Armoni Brooks to a two-year deal, as reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic. The deal includes a partial guarantee for the 2022-2023 season.

Now in his third year in the NBA, Brooks was initially signed to a 10-day contract by Toronto in February, shortly after he was released by the Houston Rockets. After a second 10-day contract, it's clear the young guard has proven himself enough to stick around with the team for the foreseeable future. When asked about the opportunity the Raptors provided him with, Brooks was adamant on leaving a lasting impression on the floor. "You just try to make an impact and gel with the team as quick as possible."

Throughout his time in the NBA thus far, Brooks has served as a capable 3-point threat, shooting at a 33% clip from behind the arc. After seeing an uptick in minutes with the Raptors during his last three games, he has connected on 2 triples in each appearance, and will continue to contribute some much needed shooting to the Raptors bench unit. 

This move is nothing new for Toronto, who are a team that has rarely shied away from slotting 3-point specialists into their rotation. Matt Thomas found success in this role for the Raptors during his 2020 and 2021 campaigns, averaging a 3-pointer a game shooting an incredible 45% from beyond the arc. CJ Miles and Terrance Ross also carved out similar roles on previous rosters.

It is clear the Raptors have plans to continue developing the young guard. At the age of 23, there is plenty of time for Brooks to increase his offensive capabilities and become a bigger factor on the defensive end of the floor, and given the team's track record when it comes to producing talent, Raptors fans should look forward to seeing Brooks' emergence with the team.

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