In a surprising move, NBA veteran Juan Toscano-Anderson has signed with the Mexico City Captains (G League) after becoming a free agent this summer. Toscano-Anderson, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz last season, will now embark on a new chapter in his basketball career.
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During the 2022-2023 NBA season, the 30-year-old forward averaged 3.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game while shooting an impressive 44.8% from the field in 52 regular season games. Despite his modest statistics, Toscano-Anderson’s contributions on both ends of the court did not go unnoticed.
A product of Marquette University, Toscano-Anderson went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft. However, his determination and talent led him to play for the Golden State Warriors, where he made a significant impact. Throughout his four-year NBA career, he has maintained averages of 4.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game, while shooting 50.6% from the field and 33.1% from beyond the arc in 191 regular season games.
East Oakland native Juan Toscano-Anderson
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Toscano-Anderson’s journey in professional basketball has seen him experience success on the biggest stage. He played a crucial role in the Warriors’ championship-winning season in 2022, contributing to their triumph over the Boston Celtics. In 14 NBA playoff games, Toscano-Anderson showcased his skills and versatility, proving himself as a valuable asset to any team.
This new venture into the G League is not unfamiliar territory for Toscano-Anderson. He previously spent time with the Santa Cruz Warriors, the G League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. During his stint, he demonstrated his ability to excel in the developmental league, averaging 9.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 steals per game over 75 regular season games. Additionally, he showcased his shooting prowess by shooting 46.8% from the field and 29.7% from beyond the arc in the G League.
Despite his proven skills and solid performance throughout his career, it is surprising that no NBA team signed Toscano-Anderson before the start of training camp. However, with the regular season underway, there remains a possibility that an NBA team will recognize his value and offer him a contract.
As Toscano-Anderson enters this new phase of his professional basketball journey, fans eagerly await the impact he will make with the Mexico City Captains. His experience, versatility, and championship pedigree will undoubtedly be valuable assets to the team as they strive for success in the G League.
Toscano-Anderson’s decision to join the Mexico City Captains marks a significant move in his career. As a seasoned NBA player and NBA champion, his presence in the G League will undoubtedly elevate the level of play and provide a valuable mentorship opportunity for aspiring players. Basketball enthusiasts will be closely watching Toscano-Anderson’s performance as he takes on new challenges and continues to leave his mark on the game.