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OG Anunoby (right wrist) will not return against the Celtics on Friday.

That's not good for the Raptors, who are already without C.J. Miles and Norman Powell. Pascal Siakam is going to get all he can handle while Malachi Richardson could enter the rotation. OG scored five points in nine minutes tonight.
Nov 16 - 8:34 PM

Danny Green (back) is in the starting lineup against the Celtics on Friday.

He had some back stiffness on Wednesday, but the Raptors putting him back out there suggests he's fine. Although, the Raptors are on a back-to-back set, so maybe Green's minutes are dialed back.
Nov 16 - 5:43 PM

Serge Ibaka (knee) and Kawhi Leonard will start against the Celtics on Friday.

Ibaka was a late scratch on Wednesday night, but he's been expected to play all day today. He was the heavy favorite to start today against Al Horford and he had success in an earlier game this season with 21 points during a win last month. Get him in your lineup.
Nov 16 - 5:39 PM

C.J. Miles (right adductor) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. Boston.

This news was expected, as it was reported on Thursday that Miles was likely to miss all four games of the Raptors' road trip. Fortunately for Toronto, Danny Green (back) will play Friday, and OG Anunoby will likely see an uptick in minutes off the bench.
Nov 16 - 11:11 AM

Coach Nick Nurse said that Serge Ibaka (right knee soreness) will play Friday vs. the Celtics.

Ibaka sat out Wednesday's game vs. Detroit, but was not listed on the injury report for Friday's contest. Wednesday was the only game Serge has missed the season, and he has exceeded expectations early on. Ibaka has scored in double-figures in each of his last 13 appearances and is averaging 17.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 26.6 minutes per game in 2018-19.
Nov 16 - 11:10 AM

Coach Nick Nurse said that Danny Green (lower back stiffness) will play Friday vs. Boston.

Green exited Wednesday's game against the Pistons in the third quarter and did not return. However, he is expected to suit up Friday. The Raps are a bit thin on the wing with Norman Powell (shoulder) and C.J. Miles (adductor) ruled out, so Green could see extended minutes as long as he is healthy enough to handle them.
Nov 16 - 11:08 AM

Danny Green (lower back stiffness) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Boston.

It's a key game vs. a Division rival and it sounds like Green will be in the starting lineup. We should have confirmation after shootaround, so check for updates on Friday afternoon. The Raptors will be thin on the wings if he's unexpectedly ruled out, since Norman Powell (shoulder) is sidelined and C.J. Miles (adductor) is doubtful.
Nov 15 - 4:20 PM

C.J. Miles (right adductor) will likely miss all four games of the Raptors' upcoming road trip.

Groin injuries can be tricky, so Miles will take his time getting back. OG Anunoby will have some more opportunity while Miles is out, but OG is too inconsistent to trust in standard 12-team leagues.
Nov 15 - 9:24 AM

Kawhi Leonardo scored 26 points with nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and six turnovers in 35 minutes during a 106-104 loss to the Pistons on Wednesday.

His six turnovers were a season-high and his sixth one was a costly one as he dribbled it off his foot on the last offensive possession. Leonard was efficient today with his 10-of-18 from the field after making just 36.4% from the field in his three games after returning from injury. The Raptors are also on their first losing streak of the year, and they have a back-to-back coming up on Friday and Saturday. Expect Leonard to play Friday in Boston, and possibly sit in Chicago.
Nov 14 - 10:33 PM

Jonas Valanciunas made a start against the Pistons on Wednesday with 14 points, six rebounds and one block in a season-high 27 minutes.

Serge Ibaka (knee) did not play in this game, but Greg Monroe was outstanding to fill those minutes off the bench. Valanciunas splits on starting or coming off the bench are fairly similar with more efficiency off the bench, so his fantasy owners shouldn't sweat him being shuffled in and out of the first unit. If Serge is going to miss time, that will help JV's value.
Nov 14 - 10:29 PM

Pascal Siakam scored 17 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday.

His breakout year continues. Before the game, coach Nick Nurse mentioned that Siakam could be bringing the ball up if the Raptors go with a large-perimeter lineup. After being basically a straight-line runner as a rookie, Siakam has put it all together on offense to give him mid-round value with no signs of slowing down.
Nov 14 - 10:24 PM

Greg Monroe scored 17 points with nine rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday.

Revenge game? Monroe's time with the Pistons did not end well, so credit to him for stepping up with Serge Ibaka (knee soreness) out. It doesn't sound like Ibaka will be out for long, so Monroe isn't worth a speculative add unless we hear Ibaka will miss additional games.
Nov 14 - 10:21 PM

OG Anunoby scored seven points with three rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday.

After playing almost all PF to start the year, coach Nick Nurse has been extending Anunoby to be more of a wing and that may continue if Danny Green (back) needs to miss time. Anunoby' usage is way up lately with 12.5 attempts from the field over his last two, but still he's not a great per-minute player in most formats. If you're looking to add someone after the Green injury, look for Fred VanVleet first.
Nov 14 - 10:19 PM

Fred VanVleet scored four points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday.

Danny Green (back) did not finish this game due to his nagging back problems, so the Raptors could have an opening in their starting shooting guard slot. VanVleet could be a candidate to start there and he's played well next to Kyle Lowry since last season, so he could be worth a pickup in standard leagues.
Nov 14 - 10:15 PM

Delon Wright did not score in 14 minutes with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 14 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday.

There could be some minutes opening up for Wright with Danny Green (back) getting hurt today. Wright hasn't hit his stride yet and suffering an injury to start the year may have hurt his adjustment period to coach Nick Nurse's style. Still, he would be a candidate to start or be a bigger factor in the second unit, so he's worth a look as a speculative add in competitive leagues.
Nov 14 - 10:10 PM


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