Raptors 905 are bringing back reigning Slam Dunk Champion John Jordan, according to friend of the site Chris Reichert of Upside & Motor. Jordan was expected to return if no overseas offers to his liking materialized, and it looks as if the opportunity to provide the 905 with guard depth – and retain his dunking title – won out.
Joining Jordan on the 905 will be Will Sheehey, Reichert reports. The 905 selected Sheehey’s returning player rights in the expansion draft last season, but the Indiana product opted to spend 2015-16 in France.
Prior to that, Sheehey spent time in the D-League with two teams and saw time in Greece in Montenegro. Last year, he averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.1 assists overseas while shooting 42.5 percent overall and 29.7 percent on threes. In 17 career D-League games, he’s averaged 9.4 points on 47.2-percent shooting with a 15-of-39 mark from long-range. Undrafted in 2014, the 6-foot-7 small forward got a Summer League look with the New York Knicks and then the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging four points in 8.6 minutes across the two tournaments.
The 905 roster is beginning to fill out in theoretical terms, though a lot remains up in the air until the conclusion of Toronto Raptors training camp. Once the 15th roster spot has been decided on, the Raptors will work to convince their cuts to become D-League players (affiliate or otherwise), hoping they clear waivers to make that possible. E.J. Singler and Brady Heslip have agreed to do so if cut, Fred VanVleet and Jarrod Uthoff received partial guarantees in part to help sweeten a D-League salary, and Yanick Moreira seems likely to head to Mississauga, too (Drew Crawford will head overseas if he fails to make the team).
|Player||Last Season||Years Remaining||Notes|
|E.J. Singler||Raptors 905||2||In camp with Raptors|
|Brady Heslip||Italy||2||In camp with Raptors|
|Yanick Moreira||Spain/France||0||Potential Affiliate Player|
|Jarrod Uthoff||NCAA||0||Potential Affiliate Player|
|Fred VanVleet||NCAA||0||Potential Affiliate Player|
|Drew Crawford||Israel||1 (Erie)||Rights owned by Erie; in camp|
|John Jordan||Raptors 905||2||Confirmed Raptors 905|
|Will Sheehey||France||1||Confirmed Raptors 905|
|James Siakam||Delaware||2||Acquired at end of season|
|Ashton Smith||Raptors 905||2|
|Greg Smith||Raptors 905/Minnesota||2|
|Axel Toupane||Raptors 905/Denver||2||In camp with Nuggets|
|DeAndre Daniels||Raptors 905||2||Raptors own NBA rights; Signed in Italy|
|Shannon Scott||Raptors 905||2||Signed in Greece|
|Davion Berry||Raptors 905||2||Signed in Greece|
|Michale Kyser||Raptors 905||2||Signed in Lebanon|
|Scott Suggs||Raptors 905||2||Signed in Spain|
|Sim Bhullar||Raptors 905||2||Signed in Taiwan|
|C.J. Leslie||Israel||1||Signed in Cyprus|
|Ramone Moore||Lithuania||1||Signed in Australia|
|Mitchell Watt||Germany/Israel||1||Signed in Italy|
|Mustafa Shakur||Germany||1||Signed in Turkey|
From there, the 905 can invite four players to camp from open tryouts and then use their limited draft picks to fill out the roster on Oct. 30.
1st – None
2nd – Reno
3rd – None
4th – Own, Bakersfield, Texas
5th – None