Raptors keep Alan Anderson and Ben Uzoh for rest of seasonPosted by Inside Hoops
The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have signed guard-forward Alan Anderson and guard Ben Uzoh for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. Both players concluded consecutive 10-day contracts with the club yesterday. Anderson was signed to his original 10-day March 26 and Uzoh on March 27. Both signed their second 10-day contracts April 6.
Anderson, 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, has appeared in 12 games with Toronto, starting seven contests. He has averaged 8.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 22.4 minutes. He has shot .515 (17-33) from three-point range. In his seven starts, he is averaging 11.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 29.1 minutes, while connecting on 15-27 (.555) three-pointers. His start at Philadelphia on April 4 was his first starting assignment since April 17, 2006 as a member of the Charlotte Bobcats.
Anderson came to the Raptors from the NBA D-League’s Canton Charge, where he averaged 21.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in eight appearances.
Uzoh has appeared in 11 games with the Raptors, making three starts. He is averaging 4.1 points, 2.8 assists and 15.8 minutes. In his three starting assignments, he is averaging 9.0 points, shooting .542 (13-24) from the field, 5.7 assists and 31.0 minutes.
Uzoh, 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, joined the Raptors from the NBA D-League’s Rio Grande (Texas) Valley Vipers. He averaged 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 30.8 minutes in 20 appearances.
The Raptors did not renew the 10-day contract of guard Justin Dentmon. Dentmon was signed April 6 and appeared in four games, averaging 5.5 points, 2.3 assists and 18.0 minutes.