After spending a couple years at Syracuse, Oshae Brissett is returning to Canada after landing an exhibit 10 contract with the Toronto Raptors. An exhibit 10 contract is a one-year deal worth the minimum salary that promises an invite to training camp. The deal can then be converted into a two-way contract, or the player can be waived and offered $5,000 – $50,000 to sign with the teams G-League affiliate. As luck would have it for Brissett, the Raptors G-League team is located in Mississauga, Ontario, which doubles as Brissett’s hometown.
— Oshae Brissett (@Obrissy) July 20, 2019
After losing Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, Toronto has a gaping hole at small forward. Right now the squad boasts Stanley Johnson, OG Anunoby, Malcolm Miller, and Norman Powell. Out of that fearsome foursome Powell averaged the most points last year, at almost 9 PPG. After a disappointing sophomore year where Brissett regressed more than progressed, he has his work cut out to make the roster.
Besides being close to home, another draw to Toronto is their successful developmental system. Pascal Siakam and Fred Van Vleet both spent time in the G-League in 2017 before bursting onto the national scene as key cogs in the Raptors championship season.
Meanwhile the Raptors still have a solid team after losing Leonard, but of course they likely return to the promised land this season. Siakam could be developing into a star, and Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol, and Van Vleet round out a solid core. Only Powell’s contract extends past next season, while Toronto has a team-option on Anunoby’s contract. If Brissett sticks around for a year up north, and improves his three-point shooting, he might be back home for a while.