Raptors waive forward Ishmail Wainright as roster takes shape

Houston Rockets guard Daishen Nix (15) and Toronto Raptors forward Ishmail Wainright (12) grapple for the ball during second half NBA preseason basketball action in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. (Evan Buhler /CP)

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have waived forward Ishmail Wainright to get the NBA’s maximum roster size of 15 players.

Wainright signed with the Raptors as a free agent in the summer after three seasons in Europe.

The six-foot-four, 241-pound forward averaged 4.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 11.7 minutes in three pre-season games for the Raptors.

Wainright compiled seven points and four rebounds in Toronto’s pre-season finale on Oct. 12 in Washington.

The Raptors, who went 3-2 in the pre-season, open their regular season at home Wednesday against the Washington Wizards.

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