The Raptors have acquired 24 year old Carlos Delfino from the Pistons for a 2nd round pick in 2009 and a 2nd round pick in 2011. Delfino is an open court player similar in style to Jose Calderon which just didn’t fit into the Pistons style of physical basketball, but he should fit right in with the Raptors. Delfino is a big guy at 6′6″, 230 pounds so he can handle small forward or shooting guard. He played in all 82 games (1 start) last season for the Pistons and he averaged 16.7 minutes, 5.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He shot 41.5% from the floor, 33.3% from three point range and 78.7% from the free throw line. In three season for Detroit, Delfino played in 180 games (6 starts) and he averaged 14.2 minutes, 4.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists. He shot 40.2% from the floor, 32.2% from three point range and 70.4% from the free throw line. Delfino is a much better player than he’s shown so far in his career and the Raptors made a great move as 2nd round picks rarely are impact players in the NBA.
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