On Monday it was reported that the Toronto Raptors planned to sign Kay Felder to a one-year deal, and on Tuesday afternoon the team confirmed that the 23-year-old point guard will officially be joining the team.
Felder was an NCAA standout across three seasons at Oakland. In his junior season, he led the NCAA with 9.2 assists per game and was named Horizon League Player of the Year.
Despite his diminutive stature — Felder stands at five-foot-nine — he invites contact and can dissect defences off the dribble. He was drafted 54th overall in 2016, playing out his rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Felder split the 2017-18 season between the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons, averaging 3.6 points and 1.3 assists per game in limited minutes. He also appeared in 20 games with Grand Rapids in the NBA G League, posting averages of 16.8 points, 5.8 assists and 30.1 minutes.
He joins a team already boasting a ton of depth at point guard. Along with Felder, the Raptors will head into camp with guards Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Delon Wright, Lorenzo Brown, and Jordan Loyd.