Champagnie wins last place for Raptors

MONTREAL, France – Justin Champagnie has secured the last spot on the 15-man Toronto Raptors roster.

The Raptors announced Friday night that they have waived forwards Gabe Brown, Josh Jackson and DJ Wilson. Their roster now sits at the league’s maximum of 15 players, plus two two-way players.

The move seemed like a given in the Raptors’ 137-134 win over the Boston Celtics in their preseason finale in Montreal. Champagnie, who suffered from nagging hip pain, played 25 minutes, finishing with seven points and six rebounds. It was only his second game of the pre-season.

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Jackson played 11 minutes, while Brown and Wilson did not play.

Champagnie, who fractured his thumb in the Summer League this past offseason, played 36 games for Toronto as a rookie last season.

Brown, who signed with the Raptors as an undrafted free agent after four seasons at Michigan State, averaged 4.0 points, 1.0 rebounds and 9.6 minutes in four pre-season games. season.

Jackson averaged 6.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 13.1 minutes in the preseason, scoring in double digits twice, including 13 points at Boston on Oct. 5. Jackson has career averages of 11.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in five seasons with Phoenix, Memphis, Detroit and Sacramento.

Wilson posted preseason averages of 6.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 10.2 minutes in action. He averaged 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in five seasons with Milwaukee, Houston and Toronto.

The Raptors open the regular season Wednesday against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 14, 2022.

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