LOCALS IN THE NBA

Reports: Former Ute Jakob Poeltl Re-Signs With Toronto Raptors

Jun 30, 2023, 5:16 PM | Updated: Jul 3, 2023, 4:39 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – According to ESPN sources, former University of Utah center Jakob Poeltl has agreed on a deal to return to the Toronto Raptors.

The deal is reportedly worth $80 million over four years.

Poeltl was drafted by Toronto in 2016. After leaving the Raptors in 2018, he spent the next five seasons as a member of the San Antonio Spurs.

Poeltl was traded from San Antonio back to Toronto last season.

In the 2022-23 season, Poeltl averaged 12.1 points and 9.1 rebounds on just under 63% from the field.

Last season, Poeltl had the best net differential on Toronto’s roster. The Raptors were 13.4 points worse when the former Ute wasn’t on the floor.

Poeltl’s new contract makes him the 10th highest-paid center in the league based on average salary.

Poeltl is returning to a Toronto team that was the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 41-41.

Poeltl played for the Runnin’ Utes from 2014-2016. In 47 games played at Utah, Poeltl averaged 15.5 points and 8.7 rebounds.

Poeltl was a semifinalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team, led the conference with a 68.1 shooting percentage from the field, and set a Utah freshman record 63 blocks in 2014-15.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

Take us with you, wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Locals in the NBA

neemias queta boston celtics...

Brian Preece

Former Aggie Center Neemias Queta Inks New Deal With Boston Celtics

Neemias Queta signed a new deal with the Boston Celtics that converts the big man from a two-way deal to a standard contract. 

2 months ago

Sam Merrill Utah Jazz Cleveland Cavaliers...

Chandler Holt

Cavaliers Guard Sam Merrill Says Game In Utah Against Jazz Was Surreal

Current Cavaliers guard and former Utah State Aggie Sam Merrill joined the KSL Sports Zone to talk about his first NBA game back in Utah.

2 months ago

Damian-Lillard-NBA-All-Star-Game-MVP-2024...

Kyle Ireland

Former Weber State Star Damian Lillard Wins NBA All-Star Game MVP

Former Weber State and current Milwaukee Bucks guard Damian Lillard received MVP honors for his performance in the 73rd NBA All-Star Game.

3 months ago

Damian-Lillard-NBA-All-Star-Game-2024...

Kyle Ireland

Instant Replay: Damian Lillard Hits Half-Court Shot During NBA All-Star Game

Former Weber State guard Damian Lillard buried a shot from half-court during the second half of the 73rd NBA All-Star Game.

3 months ago

Damian-Lillard-NBA-All-Star-3-Point-Contest-Bucks...

Kyle Ireland

Weber State Legend Damian Lillard Repeats As Three-Point Contest Champion

Milwaukee Bucks guard Damian Lillard defended his title by winning the 2024 Starry 3-Point Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend.

3 months ago

Delon Wright Washington Wizards Miami Heat...

Chandler Holt

Report: Former Utah Ute Delon Wright To Sign With Miami Heat

According to ESPN sources, Delon Wright plans to sign with the Miami Heat following contract buyout with Washington.

3 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Reports: Former Ute Jakob Poeltl Re-Signs With Toronto Raptors