The Toronto Raptors have extended a non-guaranteed training camp invite to center Jamaal Magloire. Toronto is already stacked at the center position, but they could bring on Magloire—who has 12 years of NBA experience under his belt and played with the Raptors during the ’11-’12 season—to lead and teach some of Toronto’s younger big men. Via NBCSports.com: “The Raptors also have Andrea Bargnani, Jonas Valanciunas, Amir Johnson, Ed Davis, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy in the frontcourt. But the Raptors think Jamaal Magloire might be a good veteran presence in the locker room, an extra coach for the young big men. So they have extended him a non-guaranteed contract with the chance to get the last open roster spot on the team, according to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun. Magloire played for the Raptors last season but was on the end of the bench, getting in just 34 games, and when he did play he wasn’t very effective—he shot 37 percent and had a PER of 2.7. Which is a bench warmer in the D-League kind of number. He’s not the guy you usually bring back, he’s the guy gone to make way for young players with potential.”
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