Raptors sign Kapono
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors have signed free agent
forward Jason Kapono to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial
terms were not disclosed.
The 6-foot-8 Kapono averaged 10.9 points while leading the NBA in three-point
field goal percentage last season, connecting at a .514 clip with Miami. The
single-season percentage was the fourth-highest in league history and best
since the 1995-96 season when Tim Legler held a .522 mark for Washington.
“Jason is an ideal fit four our system and for our locker room,” said Bryan
Colangelo, president and general manager of the Raptors. “We anticipate he
will contribute significantly to our team in a variety of ways.”
“(Raptors head coach) Sam (Mitchell) loves his ability to knock down shots
which spreads the floor and opens up scoring opportunities in the lane on
dribble and penetrations and post-ups.”
The 26-year-old holds a career average of 7.4 points, shooting at a .459
percentage rate from three-point range in four season with Cleveland
(2003-04), Charlotte (2004-05) and the Heat (2005-07).
The Raptors also signed free agent forward Jamario Moon to a two-year contract
and former Raptor and restricted free-agent forward Maceo Baston to an offer-
Moon played two seasons with the Albany Patroons of the Continental Basketball
Association. He was named the Defensive Player of the Year and to the All-CBA
First Team in 2006-07 after finishing the campaign seventh in scoring (18.8),
fourth in rebounding (7.8), third in steals (2.0) and second in blocks (2.4).
Moon also spent professional playing time in the NBA Development League, the
American Basketball Association and the World Basketball Association.
Baston is a veteran of two NBA seasons and six years overseas. The 6-foot-10,
230 pounder appeared in 47 games with Indiana last season, averaging 2.9
points and 1.6 rebounds. He also played in 16 games with Toronto at the end of
the 2002-03 season, averaging 2.6 points