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Toronto Raptors

NBA Free Agency 2019: Toronto Raptors have reportedly expressed 'preliminary interest' in centre Kosta Koufos

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Kosta Koufos (NBA Getty Images)

While the dust has settled from the major free agent signings, the Toronto Raptors could be looking to sure up their frontcourt rotation.

According to a report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Raptors are among a group of teams that have shown 'preliminary interest' in free agent big man Kosta Koufos.

The 30-year-old is entering his 12th NBA season and has spent the last four years of his career with the Sacramento Kings. Last season, Koufos appeared in 42 games for the Kings, posting averages of 3.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 12.0 minutes per game. He scored a season-high 11 points in a win over the Suns in early Dec. and pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds in a win over the Spurs in late March.

As mentioned by Haynes, Koufos has come to be known for his defence and rim protection at this stage in his career and could find minutes at centre for the Raptors.

As it stands, Toronto's roster has four players that are 6-foot-10 or taller: Chris Boucher, Dewan Hernandez, Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol. Bringing in a 7-footer in Koufos would add much-needed size to the Raptors, who would have more personnel to match the size present on the rosters of the Bucks, 76ers, Nets and Pacers among other Eastern Conference teams.

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