2015/16 D-League Usage Report: Raptors

The NBA’s relationship with the D-League continues to grow, and this season a total of 19 NBA teams had one-to-one affiliations with D-League clubs. Those NBA organizations without their own affiliates were required to assign players to D-League clubs associated with other NBA franchises. D-League teams could volunteer to take on the assigned players, and if no volunteers emerged, the players were assigned at random.

This significant change from the 2014/15 season came about after the Pacers purchased the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and turned them into their one-to-one partner for the 2015/16 campaign. Other NBA teams have interest in following suit in the years ahead, and the NBA’s ultimate goal for the D-League is for all 30 NBA franchises to have their own D-League squads. You can view the complete list of D-League affiliates here.

We at Hoops Rumors are recapping the D-League-related activity for the 2015/16 campaign for each team and we’ll continue with the Toronto Raptors, whose D-League affiliate is the Raptors 905:

The Raptors made a whopping 47 assignments for the 2015/16 season, sending five players to the D-League for a total of 155 days. Listed below are all the assignments and recalls made by Toronto for the 2015/16 campaign:

Here’s how Toronto’s players performed while on assignment to the D-League this season:

  • Anthony Bennett: In six appearances Bennett averaged 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 17.9 minutes per outing. His shooting line was .339/.250/.786.
  • Bruno Caboclo: In 37 appearances Caboclo averaged 14.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 34.3 minutes per contest. His shooting numbers were .403/.335/.727.
  • Lucas Nogueira: In 11 appearances Nogueira averaged 9.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 25.2 minutes per outing. His shooting line was .570/.250/.762.
  • Norman Powell: In eight games Powell averaged 24.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 39.6 minutes per contest. His shooting numbers were .500/.333/.796.
  • Delon Wright: In 15 appearances Wright averaged 17.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists in 35.7 minutes per night. His slash line was .536/.360/.806.

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