Raptors Sign Chris Wright, Jerel McNeal

The Raptors have officially signed forward Chris Wright and guard Jerel McNeal, the team announced today in a press release. Terms of the deals weren't disclosed, but in all likelihood, both players' contracts are non-guaranteed, minimum-salary pacts.

Wright, who will turn 24 later this month, appeared in 24 games for the Warriors in his rookie season, recording an impressive 18.6 PER, albeit in a small sample size (186 total minutes). The 6'8" forward out of Dayton averaged 17.8 PPG and 8.8 RPG for the Maine Red Claws and Dakota Wizards in 13 D-League contests.

McNeal, meanwhile, has never appeared in an NBA game, despite inking a 10-day contract with the Hornets in 2011. In 47 games for the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers in 2010/11, the 25-year-old averaged 19.4 PPG. The 6'3" guard was particularly impressive in the D-League postseason, averaging 27.7 PPG, 7.0 RPG, and 6.5 APG while leading the Valley Vipers to a Finals appearance.

The signings bring the Raptors' roster to a total of 18 players. 14 of those players have fully guaranteed deals, while Jamaal Magloire and Dominic McGuire have partial guarantees, meaning Wright and McNeal will face uphill battles in earning roster spots.

Doug Smith of the Toronto Star first reported that the Raptors were expected to invite Wright to training camp.

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