Austin Daye, Raptors agree to 2-year deal


Former Memphis Grizzly Austin Daye is headed north of the border, agreeing to a two-year deal with Toronto.

The Toronto Raptors continue to remake their bench, agreeing to a two-year deal with Austin Daye on Tuesday. The deal is worth $2 million, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

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Daye finished last season with the Memphis Grizzlies after being traded by Detroit. The Grizzlies chose not to make a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. The 25-year-old former Gonzaga star will add some depth to the Raptors' reserves. He has career averages of 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, but can provide some shooting off the bench. Daye shot a career-high 41.8 percent on three-point attempts last season.

Following the trade of Andrea Bargnani, the Raptors have slowly retooled their roster, previously signing D.J. Augustin and Tyler Hansbrough. Daye will likely see some minutes behind Rudy Gay at small forward, but could potentially play the role of a stretch-power forward as well.

Zach Salzmann of Raptors HQ recently wrote that the Raptors desperately needed to improve on their three-point shooting next season and if Daye is able to replicate the success he had from deep last season, he could help the Raptors in that area.

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