In a recent article on The Guardian, current NBA free agent Pops Mensah-Bonsu hinted at the fact the Toronto Raptors appear poised to re-sign him this summer.
Mensah-Bonsu was in Europe last week and returned to the United States this week to begin his off-season workouts. Before leaving he told The Guardian that he received an informal offer to return to the Toronto Raptors.
“My agent is still talking about a new contract with Toronto but I expect they’ll have something a bit more concrete after the Draft,” Mensah-Bonsu told The Guardian. “But there could be a number of places I could go. I’m trying not to let it consume me but I really hope I can get something done by the end of July.”
Mensah-Bonsu provided the Raptors with a huge spark after he was signed late in the season. He only averaged 5.0 points and 5.1 rebounds during his time in Toronto and while those numbers are far from flattering, he played a big part in the team going 9-4 over their last 13 games of the season.
It will be interesting to see what Bryan Colangelo does this summer as most people who follow the team – myself included – feel that the signing of Mensah-Bonsu would make Kris Humphries redundent on the Raptors bench.