Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Buzz....Raptors to sign Mickael Pietrus

posted by Romy Aquino
The rumours of Mickael Pietrus potentially joining the Toronto Raptors started back on Wednesday and the buzz seems to be getting stronger today.   The Raptors, who have a disappointing 3-13 record are looking for an answer at the small forward slot.  With injuries to both Landry Fields and Alan Anderson, and Dominic McGuire not cutting it in the Raptors first sixteen games, Bryan Colangelo apparently is looking to sign former Boston Celtic, Mickael Pietrus to fill that void.

According to Sam Amick of USA Today:

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to sign veteran shooting guard Mickael Pietrus, USA TODAY Sports has learned.According to two people with knowledge of the situation, veteran small forward Dominic McGuire is likely to be released by the Raptors in order to make room for Pietrus. The Raptors (3-13) need help, and the addition of Pietrus is expected to be finalized on Friday.

Pietrus was traded to the Toronto Raptors last offseason but the trade was called off at the last minute when the Raptors didn't like what showed up on his physical.  Pietrus played 42 games with the Celtics last year and averaged 6.9 ppg.  He can shoot the three, and once nailed 8 threes against the Raptors back in 2010.

So no official news yet but a deal could be announced as early as Friday.

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