The Toronto Raptors have wasted no time making a roster move on the first day of NBA training camps, reportedly working a deal on Friday with the Phoenix Suns that will land them swingman Mickael Pietrus.
The 29-year-old Pietrus split time last season with both the Suns and the Orlando Magic and aveaged 8.5 points and 3.1 rebounds.
The Raptors, who have not yet officially announced the deal, have agreed to give up a conditional second-round draft pick for the small forward.
In what is considered a rebuilding year for the Raptors, Pietrus is just the type of player general manager Bryan Colangelo said he was looking for, a relatively inexpensive and short term piece to the puzzle.
Pietrus is in the final year of a contract that will see him paid $5.3-million this season.