Mensah-Bonsu lands in Toronto

TORONTO -- The Raptors signed center Pops Mensah-Bonsu for the final 20 games of the season on Friday, two days after he was released from a 10-day contract with San Antonio.

The 25-year-old Mensah-Bonsu appeared in three games with the Spurs, averaging 5.0 points and 3.3 rebounds. He played in 12 games with Denver in the 2006-07 season, averaging 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds.

He is expected to be in the lineup Friday night when the Raptors host the Miami Heat.

Toronto, 23-39, is in need of big men after trading center Jermaine O'Neal to Miami on Feb. 13 and sending rookie center Nathan Jawai to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Developmental League on Feb. 26.