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Toronto Raptors dip into free agency to sign Greg Stiemsma

Boston Celtics' Greg Stiemsma, right, grabs a rebound in front of Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah (13) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston.

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The Toronto Raptors signed free-agent centre Greg Stiemsma on Thursday.

The six-foot-11, 260-pound averaged 2.9 points and career highs of 4.1 rebounds and 18.3 minutes in 55 games last season with New Orleans.

The former University of Wisconsin star has also played for Minnesota (2012-'13) and Boston (2011-'12). He has appeared in 186 career NBA games, averaging 3.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 16 minutes per contest.

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