Raptors Sign Freddie Gillespie To 10-Day Contract

APRIL 8: The Raptors have officially completed the signing of Gillespie to a 10-day contract, per a team press release.


APRIL 7: The Raptors intend to sign G League standout Freddie Gillespie to a 10-day deal, sources tell Shams Charania and Blake Murphy of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Gillespie, a rookie power forward who went undrafted out of Baylor in November, was the second overall pick in the NBA G League draft and spent the bubble season with the Memphis Hustle. As a full-time starter, he averaged a double-double (10.5 PPG, 10.3 RPG) to go along with 2.3 BPG in 15 contests (27.8 MPG).

Gillespie spoke to Hoops Rumors earlier this season about the unconventional path he has taken to the professional level. This 10-day deal with Toronto will give him an opportunity to play in his first ever NBA regular season game.

The Raptors only have 13 players on standard contracts and need to add a 14th man by Thursday, so it’s a safe bet that Gillespie’s deal will be finalized tomorrow if it doesn’t become official today. The 23-year-old will earn $61,528 during his first 10 days in the NBA.

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5 thoughts on “Raptors Sign Freddie Gillespie To 10-Day Contract

  1. 123redsox

    Imagine working for an organization for a week and three days and not having to work for the rest of the year and still be able to live comfortably?

    • lovesexland

      These guys work their butt off since they were 6 y/o. They went to school full-time and were full-time college athletes (which is about 15 hrs of class, 15 hours of studying minimum, 20-30 hours of practice, then travel and game time). Then after all that hard work just to make it to the G-League for only $35k a year.

      I’m sure your point was just that that how crazy it would be to make as much money as they do in that span of time, but there are so many ppl that believe they don’t deserve that much and it just kills me, like they work harder than most of us probably have. And the NBA brings in around $8 billion a year, I rather that money go to the players and not owners.

      Again not sure that was your intention of your post, but I just had this argument with a close friend a day ago so it’s still on my mind lol.

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