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Newz Forum: BASKETBALL: Toronto officially signs Alston

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posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 02:35 PM
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The Toronto Raptors Wednesday signed free agent point guard Rafer Alston to a multi-year contract.

According to an earlier report by, the deal is for six years and could be worth up to $30 million.

The 27-year-old former playground legend played for Miami last season, averaging 10.2 points and 4.5 assists per contest. Alston hit a three- pointer in a franchise-record 48 consecutive games for the Heat. He was a second-round draft choice of Milwaukee in 1998.

Alston, a Fresno State product, inked a 10-day contract with the Raptors in January of 2003. He then signed for the rest of the season and averaged 7.8 points and 4.1 assists in 47 games.

"We are very excited to bring Rafer back to Toronto," said Raptors General Manager Rob Babcock. "Rafer was terrific last season with Miami and I look forward to seeing him become a valuable member of the Raptors."


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