Kyle Wiltjer signs non-guaranteed deal with Toronto

08/15/2017 10:42 AM

Former Kentucky and Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer has signed a one-year, $1.3 million dollar non-guaranteed deal, according to Dime Magazine.

Wiltjer will compete for a final roster spot on Toronto’s 15-man roster.

“I’m just really excited to be back in Toronto and Canada,” Wiltjer said in an interview with Dime. “I’ve been working really hard all summer long to get better in all facets of my game and I’m just happy that I’ll be in my home nation.”

Wilter spent his rookie season in 2016 with the Houston Rockets and their NBA G-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He averaged less than a point and a rebound per game in 14 appearances with the Rockets last season. He did find success with Rio Grande Valley, averaging 20.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 22 games.

Wiltjer was part of the trade that sent Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets. L.A. waived him shortly after the deal.

Wiltjer was a freshman on Kentucky’s 2012 national championship team. He transferred to Gonzaga after his sophomore season.

Clayton Abernathy

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