Raptors sign Barton, waive Hernangomez

TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors signed guard Will Burton and waived forward Juancho Hernangomez in his place, the team announced Tuesday.

At 6-foot-5 and weighing 180 pounds, Burton averaged 7.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 19.6 minutes in 40 games with the Washington Wizards this season.

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Burton was waived by the Wizards on Feb. 21. In the 2021-22 season he made 71 starts and after he scored 14.7 points per game, he played with the Nuggets in the off-season from Denver after more than seven seasons. Traded to Washington.

Burton averaged 11.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 25.5 minutes in 663 games.

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Hernangomez, who signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Raptors last summer, averaged 2.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 14.6 minutes in 10 games in 42 games this season.

Over his seven-year career, he averaged 5.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 15.5 minutes in 339 games.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on February 28, 2023.

© 2023 The Canadian Press

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