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The final piece to the Toronto Raptors’ training-camp roster is big man Eric Moreland, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic.
The Toronto Raptors and free agent forward Eric Moreland have agreed to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal, a league source told The Athletic.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) September 18, 2018
The 6-foot-10, 240-pounder signed an Exhibit 10 deal with Toronto, which would allow him to compete for a roster sport in camp, but to be converted into a two-way deal or receive a $50,000 bonus for agreeing to join Raptors 905 of the G League if he is waived. His signing brings Toronto’s training-camp roster to the league-maximum 20.
Moreland averaged 2.1 points, 4.2 boards and 1.2 assists in 12.0 minutes in a career-high 67 games (3 starts) for Detroit last season. He shot 54.1 percent from the field.
The 26-year-old, an Oregon State product, was in training camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, spending the season with the G League Canton Charge.
He signed a multi-year contract with the Pistons on July 6, 2017 and was waived July 9 of this year when Detroit signed free-agent center Zaza Pachulia.
Regarded as a rugged rebounder and defender, Moreland has nothing left to prove at the G-League level, should he end up there.
In 56 games in that league, Moreland has averaged 12.6 points, 12.5 boards, 2.5 assists. 1.6 steals and 2.5 blocked shots, while shooting 56.5 percent from the field.
Moreland has played in 78 career NBA contests, averaging 2.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.7 blocks in 11 minutes, shooting 54.3 percent from the field.