The Toronto Raptors are signing veteran Will Barton who will be playoff eligible, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN Sources: Free agent G Will Barton is signing with the Toronto Raptors. After completing buyout with Wizards, Barton will join Toronto and be eligible for a playoff roster. He’s played in 29 career postseason games with Nuggets and Blazers.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 28, 2023
To make room for him on the roster, the Raptors are waiving Juancho Hernangomez reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Barton and the Washington Wizards reached a buyout agreement last week, making him a free agent. He was traded to the Wizards over the summer and had a disappointing season in his hometown, averaging 7.7 points while shooting just 38.7% from the field.
In previous seasons, the 32-year-old was a solid player for the Denver Nuggets and the Raptors are hoping that a change of scenery will help the 32-year-old. Despite his struggles, he still connected on 38% from three-point range, something the Raptors desperately need as they rank 27th in the NBA from deep.