Tuesday is D-Day for Pops Mensah-Bonsu and the Toronto Raptors. The Great Britain forward will meet team management to learn whether he will be retained for the rest of the NBA season - thereby, fully guaranteeing his contract. Ditching the Londoner would save the Raps US$400,000 and leave them extra flexibility for an extra roster move.
Sources close to Pops say "he is prepared for either outcome" but reports in the Spanish press that an approach from CSKA Moscow is on the table have been described as "nonsense".
Mensah-Bonsu, who re-joined Toronto after a brief stint with Houston at the start of the season, is averaging 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds.
He has also been demonstrating his singing capabilities in Canada.