Thursday, September 27, 2012

Who's the new guy? Raptors New Face: Dominic McGuire

I guess a lot of Raps fans are wondering... who the hell is Dominic McGuire?  Well, he is one of the latest guys signed by the Raps that will fill out one of the last Raptors roster spots this season.  He's a 6'9" athletic wing player out of Fresno State and based on his NBA career so far, he's nothing to get too excited about.  He's known for his defence which should fit perfectly into Coach Casey's system.

This will be McGuire's fifth team in almost as many seasons, having previous stints in Golden State, Sacramento, Charlotte and Washington (where he was drafted 47th overall in the '07 Draft).  He was drafted in the same Wizards draft class where Washngton took Nick Young 16th overall, the same season when the Wizards had their last winning season. 'DMac' then bounced around the league and has yet to find a team to stick with.

McGuire is not really an offensive player but looks to be a guy that can grab some garbage buckets if he's around the basket.  His bread and butter though, is in his defence and rebounding ability.  Last season with the Warriors, McGuire put together a couple of double digit rebounding games in his limited minutes where he played sixty four games.

Unless the Raps lose guys like Fields, DeRozan, Anderson or Kleiza to injuries, expect McGuire to just be a rotation guy that'll work hard when he gets minutes and will bring toughness on the floor.  It should be interesting to see how he pans out at training camp here in Halifax.

Here's his Golden State highlight reel, it ain't bad.

(Photo via ESPN)

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