Analyzing the Raptors’ camp roster, partial-guarantee battles and cap situation – The Athletic


The reigning, defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors filled their training camp roster this week by agreeing to a partially guaranteed deal with Isaiah Taylor. The signing brings the Raptors’ roster to the limit of 20 players with training camp set to begin Sunday in Quebec City following media day in Toronto a day prior.

While NBA rosters are capped at 15 players plus a pair of two-way players, teams can roster a maximum of 20 players during the offseason and up until the start of the regular season. As the importance of the G League has grown and teams have put more emphasis on using camp to build a deeper pipeline for organizational talent, the frequency with which a team uses all 20 spots has increased — this will be the fourth consecutive year in which the Raptors bring 20 players to camp with them.

The Raptors have used those additional spots well in recent years. Last year, Chris Boucher turned one into a two-way contract and an eventual conversion,…