AUGUST 9: The Raptors’ signing of Dekker is now official, having been registered in the NBA’s transactions log. Dekker also tweeted about the signing, which marks his return to the league after a two-year hiatus.
AUGUST 5: The Raptors will sign forward Sam Dekker, who has been out of the NBA for the past two seasons, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The move was confirmed by Dekker’s agents, Andy Shiffman and Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports.
Dekker will receive a partial guarantee to come to training camp, a source tells Blake Murphy of The Athletic (Twitter link).
Dekker last played in the NBA in 2018/19, appearing in nine games with the Cavaliers and 38 with the Wizards. He spent two years with the Rockets after being selected with the 18th pick in the 2015 draft and played a year for the Clippers as well. Through 200 total NBA games, Dekker averages 5.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per night.
The 27-year-old played last season for Turk Telekom of the Turkish Super League after spending the previous year with Lokomotive Kuban in Russia.