Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Mensah-Bonsu waived by Toronto

Great Britain forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu has been waived by the Toronto Raptors, ahead of the deadline that would have seen his contract guaranteed for the remainder of the NBA season.

It is possible that the team could re-sign the Londoner to a 10-day contract if he is not picked up by another club in the league, or in Europe.

The 26-year-old Londoner – who has averaged just 2.1 points per game this season – is likely to move on after accepting his fate. "It's a business," he said.

It is thought Mensah-Bonsu's former club, Joventut Badalona, are preparing an offer to tempt him to return to the Spanish ACB although Caja Laboral Vitoria could also be in the running.

UPDATE: Here's how the news is being reported by Lord Doug of Smith in Toronto.

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