Nesterovic returns to Raptors: agent
Rasho Nesterovic is having a second go-round with the Toronto Raptors.
The 33-year-old centre has agreed in principle to a one-year deal with the Raptors worth $2 million US, Nesterovic's agent, Bill Duffy, told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Nesterovic was a Raptor from 2006-08 before he was traded to Indiana last season. He played in 70 games for the Pacers, and averaged 3.4 rebounds and 6.8 points a game.
The moves strengthens Toronto's bench and gives the Raptors another veteran presence in the locker room. Nesterovic maintained a home in Toronto after he was traded, and made it clear this off-season that he wanted to return.
The seven-foot Slovenian will back up Andrea Bargnani, finalizing the team's front court for the coming season.
Toronto president and general manager Bryan Colangelo has one more roster spot left to fill before the season starts, and it looks like Carlos Delfino could fill it.
The 26-year-old played in Russia last season after spending 2007-08 with Toronto. Talks between the team and Delfino are reportedly ongoing.