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Toronto Raptors Secure Javon Freeman-Liberty on Two-Way Contract

by | Posted on: July 22nd, 2023 | No Comments |

The Toronto Raptors are wasting no time filling the remaining spots on their roster, and their latest acquisition is former DePaul star and Chicago Bulls guard, Javon Freeman-Liberty. Following the signing of Markquis Nowell and Ron Harper Jr. to two-way contracts after the 2023 NBA Draft and Summer League respectively, the Raptors swiftly moved to secure their third and final spot. With Mouhamadou Gueye transitioning to Raptors 905 permanently, Freeman-Liberty was the next target on their radar.

Freeman-Liberty’s impressive performance in the Summer League caught the attention of the Raptors, particularly his ability to score consistently. While the team already had three ball-handling guards on two-way contracts, they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to add a dynamic bucket-getter to their roster. His college career, which was split between Valparaiso and DePaul, showcased his scoring prowess with an average of 16.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. In his final season with DePaul, Freeman-Liberty’s stats soared to 21.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, with impressive shooting splits of 43/37/74.

Last season, Freeman-Liberty spent most of his time with the G League’s Windy City Bulls, where he continued to showcase his scoring skills with an average of 21.2 points per game and impressive shooting splits of 49/46/77 in the Summer League with the Bulls. His hustle and scoring ability were evident, making him a valuable addition to the Raptors’ roster.

The Raptors’ roster now features three two-way players with unique skill sets. Freeman-Liberty’s scoring ability and potential defensive skills complement the other two guards, creating a well-rounded backcourt for the team. While Toronto may have missed out on some targets, securing Freeman-Liberty represents a successful move to strengthen their lineup for the upcoming season.