Raptors thinned out backcourt

The Toronto Raptors needed to thin out their backcourt for the coming season and that occurred on Monday. First, the Raptors waived seldom-used guard Julyan Stone, then we got word from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports that free agent Nando de Colo has chosen to leave to Toronto to sign a two-year contract to play with Euroleague power CSKA Moscow.