Tuesday March 24 2009 – 12:00pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)

So much for a day off (kidding).

Two roster moves have come down for the Raptors in the last 30 minutes.

IN:  Guard Quincy Douby
OUT:  Guard Marcus Banks (not really “out” … but … done for the year)

Douby was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2006 (19th overall) and played 2 seasons in Sac-town before being released earlier this years (January 21).

Banks is scheduled to have surgery later today (in Toronto) to remove a bone spur in his right big two.

The official press releases from the Raptors Media Relations department are below

E. Smith

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BANKS TO UNDERGO SURGERY 

The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday that guard Marcus Banks is scheduled for surgery today to remove a bone spur on his right big toe. Banks is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. John Lau at Toronto Western Hospital .

Banks was acquired February 13 in a four-player trade with the Miami Heat. The six-year NBA veteran has seen action in six games with the Raptors, averaging 2.3 points and 1.0 assists.

RAPTORS SIGN GUARD QUINCY DOUBY TO 10-DAY CONTRACT

The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have signed guard Quincy Douby to a 10-day contract. He is the 17th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2008-09 NBA Development League season and the 135th overall since the league began play in 2001. 

Douby, 6-foot-3, 175 pounds, averaged 18.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 28.6 minutes in five games with the D-League’s Erie BayHawks this season. He scored in double figures in all five games, with a high of 23 points at Albuquerque .

Douby, 24, was the 19th selection as an early entry candidate by the Sacramento Kings in the 2006 NBA Draft. He averaged 4.1 points, 1.0 rebounds and 10.7 minutes in 116 career games with the Kings. He posted a career-high 32 points at the Los Angeles Lakers on April 15, 2008. He was released by Sacramento on January 21. 

Douby averaged 17.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 95 career games at Rutgers University . He finished his career ranked sixth in school history in scoring (1,690) and holds the school record for points scored in a single season (839 in 2005-06). He averaged 25.4 points as a junior, leading the Big East in scoring and finishing sixth nationally. He earned first-team All-Big East honours in his junior season. 

3 Responses to “Minor Moves”
  1. 1.

    I’m not sure i understand this move Eric, Why sign a guard to a 10 day when you can give the majority of the work load to Roko! I understand if he gets hurt but during a game they can place AP at the point and deal with his injury at that time, at least give Roko the sense he’s the only back up. Clarify my head. its been a “one of those days” for me.

    - Lanny from Whitby
  2. 2.

    I sincerely doubt that he’s being brought in to compete with Roko. If anything, Douby seems like an undersized SG rather than a PG.

    Rather, I’m assuming that this is just a cheap way to get a look at a player… if he plays well during practice and in the limited minutes that he’ll get, then he becomes a viable option at the END of the bench for next season. If not, wish him well and send him on his way. No harm, no foul.

    - Patrick
  3. 3.

    When you replace a guy not being used AT ALL, with 10- dayers, it’s as much an indication of a weak bench as anything.

    We’ve got several guys on the bench who aren’t used for anything but clean up time (the few times we’ve seen it) or injuries so Douby is likely just a “dress the minimum/maximum/fill out the bench” guy.

    Roko will likely still get the majority of the back up minutes.

    I hope we can just get back to basketball Wednesday….

    - Gary
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