Heslip totaled 13 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists and a rebound across nine minutes in Wednesday's 104-98 preseason loss to the Clippers.

The 26-year-old wasted no time making an impression in his preseason debut, taking nearly a shot per minute and hitting them at a proficient clip. Heslip is battling Fred VanVleet for the third-string point guard role to open the season, and may have closed the gap with this performance, as VanVleet was held to three points and three assists over 21 minutes. If he fails to make the Raptors' roster, Heslip will likely open the season with the team's D-League affiliate, Raptors 905.

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