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Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points with 15 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two turnovers in 43 minutes during a 123-116 overtime loss in Boston on Friday.

The 43 minutes jump out and his fantasy owners should plan on him sitting out for Saturday in Chicago. Coach Nick Nurse would not commit to Leonard playing in that road game, but the Raptors have usually revealed his status in pre-game media talks at least 90 minutes before tip. Leonard has been a first-round player per game, but there's no word of him getting his back-to-back limit dropped any time soon.
Nov 16 - 10:42 PM

Danny Green (back) scored 11 points with five rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

The 30 minutes are encouraging and Green was aggressive to start the game. He'll be fine as he produces top 75-100 value in standard leagues.
Nov 16 - 10:38 PM

Pascal Siakam scored 16 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in 39 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

With OG Anunoby (wrist) getting hurt today, Siakam is now looking at even more minutes as the starting power forward. He's handling the ball more than usual and he's putting up strong nights on a nightly basis these days. He's been a mega bargain from drafts and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Nov 16 - 10:36 PM

Delon Wright scored seven points with two rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

He did close this game out in regulation and he is earning more minutes. The Raptors lost more depth with OG Anunoby (wrist) getting hurt and Fred VanVleet is cold as ice, so maybe Wright starts to get it going with ample opportunity in front of him. He's worth a proactive add in competitive leagues.
Nov 16 - 10:35 PM

Fred VanVleet did not score in 22 minutes against the Celtics on Friday, adding one rebound, two assists and one steel in 22 minutes.

He has been a mess this season and it's almost like his evil twin has stolen his uniform -- Sven FanFleet? Maybe he's just not hurt or maybe he didn't bet on himself this season. VanVleet can probably be dropped until he starts to get it going again.
Nov 16 - 10:32 PM

Serge Ibaka (knee) scored 21 points with four rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

His 21 points matched what he scored against the Celtics in the first meeting. Ibaka's shot selection has been a big thread on the year and it's part of the reason he's exceeded all expectations. As long as he doesn't deal with a knee issue going forward, Ibaka will be a must-start player.
Nov 16 - 10:29 PM

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 Leonard 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


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