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July 19, 2019, 8:02 pmMatt ThomasPG, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have officially signed shooting guard Matt Thomas.
Thomas will join the Raptors on a three-year deal after emerging as one of Europe's top shooters with Valencia last season. The Iowa State product hit 48.5 percent of his 3-pointers last season and is at a clean 47 percent in his two seasons in Spain. He should factor into the shooting guard rotation with Danny Green gone and is someone to monitor in deeper formats for his 3-point potential.
Source: Toronto Raptors
July 1, 2019, 3:34 pmMatt ThomasSG, Toronto Raptors
Matt Thomas, a sharpshooting guard who played with Valencia in the ACB last season, has agreed to a three-year deal with the Raptors, per Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops.net.
Thomas is a 24-year-old who played his college ball at Iowa State and appeared in the 2017 Summer League with the Lakers. Last season he shot a blistering .485 from behind the arc and was a big part of Valencia's EuroCup title. In his two years in Spain, Thomas has hit 47 percent of his threes on 4.9 attempts per game. He'll provide affordable backcourt depth for the Raptors, who need to fill out the bottom of the roster as they wait for Kawhi Leonard's decision. It has since been reported that Thomas will make $4.2 million on the deal.
Source: Nikos Varlas on Twitter