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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: $2,825,640
The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday their 17-man roster for NBA Summer League 2017 in Las Vegas. Current Raptors Jakob Poeltl, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet will headline this year’s squad. First- round draft pick OG Anunoby will not participate in the tournament while he recovers from a right knee injury. Raptors assistant coaches Jama Mahlalela and Patrick Mutombo will serve as the team’s coaches.
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.”
12 months ago via TSN