Nik Stauskas To Sign With Hometown Raptors 905

Longtime NBA shooting guard Nik Stauskas will sign a G League contract for the 2020/21 season and become the designated veteran player for the NBAGL affiliate of his hometown Raptors, Raptors 905, per Marc Stein of the New York Times (Twitter link).

Drafted by the Kings with the No. 8 pick out Michigan in 2014, the 6’6″ Stauskas also suited up for the Sixers, Nets, Trail Blazers and Cavaliers in a five-year NBA tenure. The 27-year-old holds career averages of 6.8 PPG, 2.1 RPG, and 1.5 APG across 335 games. He has shot 35.3% on 3.3 three-point attempts per game.

Stauskas spent the 2019/20 season with the Spanish EuroLeague club Kirolbet Baskonia. He converted 42.2% of his three-point attempts in 22 games for Baskonia. Stauskas was on the Bucks’ training camp roster this December.

As we previously relayed, a recent rule tweak will enable each G League team to designate an “NBA Vet Selection” with five or more years of NBA experience. Such a player can be inked directly, meaning a club will not need to deal with the G League’s waiver wire.

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6 thoughts on “Nik Stauskas To Sign With Hometown Raptors 905

  1. hoopsaremylife

    lol. vets from da 2015-2018s r all tryna get into da nba. interesting………

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Didn’t he was out so long. This guy had a shot. Considering shooter are wanted by everyone. Surprised he’s not playing. If Kerr made it. Nik can

  3. hiflew

    Why do guys like Lance Stephenson have to go through the draft while guys like Lin and Stauskas get to sign directly?

    • Luke Adams

      My understanding is that Stephenson also could have joined a team directly if there was one willing to make him its designated vet.

      This is a new rule and its guidelines haven’t been fully outlined, so it’s possible he chose to go the draft route for another reason besides lack of interest. But I see no reason why he wouldn’t be eligible for one of those designated vet slots.

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