Jakob Poeltl Rumors

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Jakob Poeltl
Jakob Poeltl
Position: C-F
Born: 10/15/95
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Salary: $2,703,960
League sources insist Toronto will not give away any more young assets such as Delon Wright, Jakob Poeltl, Lucas Nogueira, Pascal Siakam, Norm Powell or Fred VanVleet, but that doesn’t mean a package can’t be put together. They have the expiring contract of Jared Sullinger, another 2017 first-round draft pick and a glut of point guards they could put together.
Here, he’s just a rookie, one of 58 to debut around the league this past week, but back home in Vienna — more than 6,400 kilometres away — he stands alone. At just 21 years of age he’s quickly become a source of national pride. “It’s cool and it’s kind of crazy at the same time,” said Poeltl, Austria’s first ever NBA player. “I sort of get it, but it’s hard to [fully] get it since I’m not actually there, where all the hype is happening. I just see it on social media. I notice it because there are media people flying all the way over here to Toronto from Austria. That’s how I notice it, but I don’t think I even get the chance to notice the full extent of it because I’m not at home.”
5 months ago via TSN
Josh Lewenberg: A couple Raptors roster/rotation notes based on the depth chart I just tweeted (obviously a lot can change between now & opening night). 1) Raptors signed Sullinger with the intention of starting him at the 4. Not set in stone but it’s his job to lose, I’m told. Like last year, Patrick Patterson may end up playing bulk of PF mins but, rightly or wrongly, they believe he’s better suited coming off bench. 2) Lucas Nogueira is expected to get first crack at earning backup C mins, given experience, but leash wont be long. Jakob Poeltl could push him in camp.