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Former Toronto Raptors two-way guard Jordan Loyd signs with Spain's Valencia Basket Club

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Loyd appeared in 12 games with Toronto last season (NBA Getty Images)

After a fruitful season as a two-way player with the Toronto Raptors and Raptors 905, 6-foot-4 guard Jordan Loyd has signed to play with Valencia Basket Club of the Liga ACB and EuroLeague.

Loyd, who signed his two-way contract with the Raptors last August, appeared in 12 games with Toronto, averaging 2.4 points per game, with his career-high of eight points coming in a November win over the Chicago Bulls. Over 41 games with Raptors 905, Loyd posted averages of 22.5 points, 6.1 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game, earning All-G League First Team honours.

Late last week, it was reported that the Raptors had released Loyd so that he could pursue other professional opportunities.

In the postseason, Loyd became somewhat of a fan favourite for his role during and after Kawhi Leonard's shot against the Philadelphia 76ers, prompting him to wear a 'Random Guy in Suit' t-shirt at the Toronto Raptors championship parade.

The 26-year-old took to Twitter to express his gratitude to both the organization and the city of Toronto, saying "to be a part of that city and to see those amazing fans every night was truly special. Wish you all nothing but the best."

With Loyd's release and subsequent signing with Valencia, the Raptors roster currently stands at 19 players, 12 of which are signed to guaranteed contracts. Both of the team's two-way slots are now open and could be potential landing spots for Exhibit 10 signings Oshae Brissett, Sagaba Konate and Devin Robinson.

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