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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  13 responses

Jamaal Magloire Could Become First Canadian in Toronto Raptors History


Former All-Star center Jamaal Magloire (no, seriously, he was once an NBA All-Star) will ink a deal with the Toronto Raptors, becoming the first Canadian to hoop for the organization. Per the Toronto Star: “The Raptors are inching closer to adding their first Canadian player in franchise history. While no contracts can be signed until Friday afternoon — and Toronto fans know better than anyone that no NBA deal is done until it’s signed, sealed and delivered — Jamaal Magloire is poised to join the team and give it some much-needed front court depth. Magloire, the Toronto native about to enter his 12th NBA season, would be coming on a one-year, veteran minimum deal worth slightly more than $1 million a season as president and general manager Bryan Colangelo tries to maintain financial flexibility for a year from now.”

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR6ULRp3Uqk Overtime

    Seriously? Theyve never had a Canadian? Weird, woulda thought they would have at least once lol

  • Hanoon

    what about matt bonner? he became canadian

  • meloman2.0

    This move is about 7 years too late… People are surprised Magloire was an All star… whats even more surprising is that, had the East won that game, he would have been All Star MVP

  • buschfire

    its a good signing 1 year for veteran’s minimum, they need depth in the front court until Jonas Valunciunas comes over from Lithuania next year. Hopefully Shane Battier is next!

  • burnt_chicken

    its not often a 12th man becomes a footnote in history. bravo, jamaal! It seems like chronic, lackadaisical effort has actually helped you secure your legacy.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    ^Well it is the Raptors..

  • Riggs

    whats that all aboot?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Well, it’s a good stopgap at the Centre position. It’s better than overpaying someone while waiting for Valanciunas. And at least they’ll now have something to talk about while tanking for a top pick. lol.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnoT

    Great, all they gotta do now is trade for Tristan, and draft Kabongo!

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    They should sign Terrance and Phillip.

  • James Aka…

    The clubs in the city are happy since he seems to appear at all of them simultaneously at all times. on the plus side, he’s very polite to anyone who approaches him.

  • Craven Morehead

    it would have been nice to have Magloire on the team 10 years ago…it’s ok Raptor fans…we have the #1 pick coming out way…

  • Cizzo

    Burnt_Chicken you are a damn fool…LOL>>ROTF…

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