Konate, who played his college ball at West Virginia, declared for the draft this spring after being limited to just eight games in his junior season due to knee injuries. He averaged 13.6 PPG, 8.0 RPG, and 2.8 BPG in just 24.1 minutes per contest.
After going undrafted, Konate caught on with the Raptors and was viewed as a potential candidate for a two-way contract with the team. However, now that he has been released, it appears likely he’ll end up with the Raptors 905 – Toronto’s G League squad – as an affiliate player.
The Raptors now have 19 players under contract, including 12 on fully guaranteed salaries. The other seven players are competing for the team’s three open roster spots and two two-way contract slots.