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The Toronto Raptors announced Friday they have re-signed centre Aaron Gray. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed. Gray averaged 3.9 points, with career bests of 5.7 rebounds (third on team) and 16.6 minutes in 49 games with the Raptors last season. He started 40 contests, averaging 4.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 17.4 minutes. Gray finished the season second on the club in field goal percentage at .516 (83-161). He paced the team in rebounding 11 times, with six 10-plus rebound efforts, and recorded two double-doubles. He posted season highs with 12 points and 12 rebounds February 22 versus Detroit. NBA.com

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The Toronto Raptors announced Monday centre Aaron Gray underwent an ablation procedure today to correct his reoccurring episodes of a rapid heart rate. The procedure was performed at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital by Dr. Jaspal Singh and Dr. Eugene Crystal. It is anticipated Gray will be able to return to the court within two weeks. Gray, a four-year NBA veteran, was signed December 11 as a free-agent. He appeared in two preseason games, totaling nine rebounds in 32 minutes. NBA.com

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The New Orleans Hornets are a player in the recruitment of free-agent shooting guard Jamal Crawford, and have expressed a keen desire to re-sign 7-foot center Aaron Gray, the players' agent said Tuesday morning. Andy Miller, who represents both, said he has been in contact with Hornets general manager Dell Demps but was said said Demps had not yet spoken yet with Crawford. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Miller said Gray, who opted out of the final year of his contract with New Orleans last summer, was contacted by members of the Hornets coaching staff on Monday, the first day teams were allowed to speak with players since the lockout commenced on July 1. "Aaron has been very excited about the feedback and interest level in him," Miller said. "For him, it has been an eye-opening kind of experience. (The Hornets) have shown an extraordinary amount of interest in getting him back. I think they value him. He knows that. I think that the coaching staff has been very adament about getting him back and has expressed that to Aaron directly." New Orleans Times-Picayune

December 5, 2011 Updates

The Knicks also like center Aaron Gray but feel he’ll likely accept a multi-year offer. The club is concerned Kurt Thomas prefers Chicago because the Bulls are perceived to be closer to winning a championship. New York Post

December 4, 2011 Updates

The Knicks would like to add another veteran defensive center to start and are waiting on the likes of Kurt Thomas, Aaron Gray and Jeff Foster. There has been a terrific amount of debate in the organization on Kwame Brown, but an NBA source says they’ve lost interest despite an initial push. New York Post

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Kurt Thomas, Kwame Brown, Aaron Gray, Tony Battie and Theo Ratliff also are on the Knicks’ wish list. But in this condensed free-agency period and camp, the club probably will re-sign Jared Jeffries, who knows the system well despite his lack of impact late last season. New York Post

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With forward David West and reserve center Aaron Gray opting for free agency this week, the Hornets have only five players under contract and have until the end of Thursday to make a decision on whether to extend qualifying offers to restricted free agents Marco Belinelli and Jason Smith. Paul says his heart is in New Orleans but that he wants to win, so he hopes the Hornets will be able to revamp the roster with some top players. Paul says he's spoken with West and understands his decision to explore free agency, but says that doesn't mean West won't return to New Orleans. USA Today

June 27, 2011 Updates

The New Orleans Hornets lost another player to unrestricted free agency Monday afternoon when backup center Aaron Gray informed the team he was opting out of the last year of his contract. Gray stood to earn $1.06 million next season if he had picked up his option, Earlier in the day, the Hornets lost veteran power forward David West, who decided to walk away from the last year of his contract. "I think he really enjoyed being with New Orleans, the opportunity to come free made it a good time to explore the market for him," said Jason Zanik, one of Gray's representatives, who added that Gray isn't concerned about the uncertainty of the NBA's labor situation. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Zanik said the Hornets did not give Gray any indication he would not be in their plans this year. Gray had a huge impact in the Hornets' first-round playoff series against the Lakers, especially in Game 1 when he had a double-double off the bench. But he also sustained a sprained ankle which hindered his efforts in the final five games of the series. "The Hornets have been great to Aaron and it's merely the option in his contract to be able to do this," Zanik said. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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