Toronto Raptors Sign In-Demand Free Agent Guard

A sensational performance in Summer League led to two-way deal offers by three other teams, but it's the Toronto Raptors that have secured an agreement with Chicago-born guard Javon Freeman-Liberty. 

Undrafted out of DePaul in 2022, Freeman-Liberty had a training camp deal with his hometown Chicago Bulls last season, but didn't earn a regular season contract. The 23-year-old averaged more than 21 points per game and seven rebounds with the Bulls in Las Vegas this month, and was named to the All-Summer League Second Team. The Raptors' front office was able to convince the 6'4" Summer League standout to a two-way contract.

Freeman-Liberty claims the third and final two-way with Toronto, joining Ron Harper Jr. and Markquis Nowell. 

The Raptors also brought back another guard who impressed last season, signing Jeff Dowtin Jr. to a training camp deal. 

After losing premier lead guard Fred VanVleet in free agency, the Raptors have focused on bringing in a lot of pieces to see who can stick in the newly-constructed backcourt.

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