Sam Dekker reportedly returning to NBA after agreeing to contract with Toronto Raptors

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MADISON, Wis. — After two seasons away from the NBA while playing overseas, former Wisconsin Badgers forward Sam Dekker is reportedly on his way back after agreeing to a contract with the Toronto Raptors.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting Dekker has agreed to a deal with the Raptors, which Dekker seemed to confirm with a tweet of his own.

Dekker was a first-round pick by the Houston Rockets in 2015 after playing three seasons with his home-state Badgers. He was later traded to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a blockbuster trade that sent All-Star Chris Paul to Houston. He played in 73 games for the Clippers in 2017-2018 before being traded to Cleveland in August of 2018, and was traded again later that year to the Washington Wizards as part of a three-team deal that also sent George Hill to the Milwaukee Bucks.

After bouncing around the NBA as a role player, Dekker played internationally the last two seasons. He played in 10 games with Lokomotiv Kuban in Russia in 2019-2020, where he averaged 13.1 points per game and 28 games in the Turkish Super League with Türk Telekom this past year, averaging 15.4 points per game.