HoopsHype Mickael Pietrus rumors

November 30, 2012 Updates

After a prolonged offseason, free agent guard/forward Mickael Pietrus and the Toronto Raptors have agreed upon a one year deal worth the veteran's minimum, CSNNW.com has learned. The deal will be finalized Friday morning and Pietrus is expected to suit up Friday night when the Raptors host the Phoenix Suns. Bill McCandless, the agent who represents Pietrus, confirmed this agreement to CSNNW.com via text message. "It has been a long journey and a long summer," McCandless told CSNNW.com. "We started this process first off with high expectations in July and had a bunch of phone calls. We spoke with Chicago and Houston early on. As we got deeper in the year, we had conversations with Atlanta, Minnesota, and Toronto. CSNNW.com

Dominic McGuire will be waived by the Raptors to make room on the roster, agent Mark Bartelstein told RealGM. Pietrus, 30, has averaged 8.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in his nine-year NBA career with four different teams. Pietrus, who has been training in France for months, has established himself as a solid outside shooter and a top-tier wing defender when healthy. RealGM

November 29, 2012 Updates

"We never heard from the Lakers. There was never any interest from them. At the end of the day, Toronto was the place for him and he's happy to be there. He is going to place where he knows he's going to play and help the team and he has a high regard for Bryan Colangelo (Raptors General Manager). CSNNW.com

Ryan Wolstat: So, looks like Pietrus passed the physical. As noted yesterday, all signs still pointing to McGuire being waived to make room Twitter @WolstatSun

November 28, 2012 Updates

Marc Stein: No signing done yet, but hearing injury-hit Raptors ramping up search for new SF, with Mickael Pietrus being strongly considered anew. Landry Fields & Alan Anderson both out up to month so Raps have renewed interest in SF market (headed by Pietrus) even w/15 guaranteed deals Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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