Raptors waive guard/forward Joe Wieskamp following Summer League stint

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince (12) works toward the basket while defended by Toronto Raptors guard Joe Wieskamp (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Minneapolis. (Abbie Parr/AP)

The Toronto Raptors have waived guard-forward Joe Wieskamp, the team announced Monday.

The 23-year-old had signed a multi-year deal with Toronto on Feb. 11 after a pair of 10-day contracts in January.

Wieskamp appeared in nine games for the Raptors last season, totaling nine points, four rebounds and three assists in 50 minutes. He also played in the G League, having split time between the Wisconsin Herd and Raptors 905.

The six-foot-six, 205-pounder was most recently on Toronto’s Summer League team which went 1-4 and last played on Saturday, a 108-101 against the Golden State Warriors.

Wieskamp had a tough start but closed his stay in Las Vegas with a 27-point outing on 8-of-11 shooting in Saturday’s victory. In four games, he averaged 13.5 points on 42.8 per cent shooting from the field.

The two-year pro was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round (41st overall) of the 2021 draft.

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