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.

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