Raptors News

Fred VanVleet    PG  Raptors



VanVleet, who suffered a bruised knee during Monday's game against the 76ers, underwent additional testing that revealed no structural damage, Eric Koreen of The Athletic Toronto reports. He should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons. VanVleet has been a staple of the Raptors' rotation, playing reserve point guard to Kyle Lowry and averaging 6.9 points and 2.8 assists across 18.1 minutes per game. If he's sidelined Wednesday, Delon Wright and Lorenzo Brown would seemingly pick up some extra run in the backcourt. More word on VanVleet's status should arrive following morning shootaround.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 16 - 1:27 PM

Fred VanVleet    G  Raptors



Fred VanVleet does not have any structural damage in his injured knee and is considered day-to-day. VanVleet injured his right knee on a layup attempt in Monday's game vs. the Sixers. He limped off the floor and was unable to return to the contest. Fortunately, VanVleet said he was feeling better on Tuesday. We'll still consider him questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Detroit. If VanVleet is unable to play, Delon Wright would soak up additional minutes off the Raptors bench.


Jan 16 - 1:20 PM

Delon Wright    PG  Raptors



Wright scored 20 points (7-11 FG, 5-6 3PT, 1-2 FT) to go with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes during Monday's 117-11 loss to Philadelphia. Returning to the bench, Wright responded with a season-high five three-pointers to lead all Toronto reserves with 20 points. In three starts in place of Kyle Lowry, the guard was serviceable to the tune of 7.6 points while sinking 36.3 percent of his 7.3 shots per game. On Monday, Wright exceeded beyond his 8.7 points per game average with his second 20-plus point game of the season. However, his value as a scorer is minimal, especially when you consider that this was only the fifth game in which Wright made more than one three-pointer.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 15 - 5:45 PM

DeMar DeRozan    SG  Raptors



DeRozan scored 24 points (8-18, 0-4 3PT, 8-9 FT) to go with one rebound, five assists and two steals in 35 minutes during Monday's 117-111 loss to Philadelphia. After averaging 34.6 points in his previous three games against Philadelphia, DeRozan was kept in check in the final regular season meeting between the two teams. Mainly, the guard was stifled from beyond the arc, shooting 0-of-4 from three. DeRozan has improved his three-point game to the level of a career-best 36.6 percent for the season. However, DeRozan was ice cold from long range on Monday.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 15 - 5:39 PM

Pascal Siakam    F  Raptors



Pascal Siakam scored 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting Monday, to go with six boards, one 3-pointer, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 29 minutes off the bench. The big man rotation for the Raptors was an absolute mess in this one, as Dwane Casey filtered through various options to try and slowdown Joel Embiid, with basically none of the Raptors having any answers. Jakob Poeltl finished with seven points, eight boards, two assists, one block and one turnover, but the playing time for these guys has been too inconsistent to trust them in most leagues.


Jan 15 - 4:09 PM

Delon Wright    G  Raptors



Delon Wright drained a career-high five 3-pointers during Monday's loss to the 76ers, to go with 20 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and zero turnovers in 20 minutes off the bench. Wright has actually been better with the second unit this season, so Kyle Lowry’s return isn’t necessarily a bad thing for his outlook. Fred VanVleet exited the game with a knee contusion, and if he can't play on Wednesday against the Pistons, Wright should be able to earn minutes in the mid-20s. He's played well enough this season to warrant ownership in most leagues.


Jan 15 - 4:06 PM

Serge Ibaka    F/C  Raptors



Serge Ibaka played just 17 minutes during Monday's loss to the 76ers, finishing with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and nothing else. The minutes were a season-low for Ibaka, and this is just another example of Dwane Casey not being afraid to mess with his frontcourt rotations when the starting bigs aren't giving him the energy he'd like. That said, Ibaka's playing time was trending towards the 30s through the month of January, so hopefully, Serge's minutes will be back in that range on Wednesday against Detroit. Jonas Valanciunas finished with eight points, five boards, one assist and two turnovers in 14 minutes.


Jan 15 - 4:02 PM

DeMar DeRozan    G/F  Raptors



DeMar DeRozan went 8-of-18 from the field and 8-of-9 from the stripe on his way to 24 points, five dimes, one rebound, two steals and three turnovers in 35 minutes in Monday's loss to the 76ers. DeRozan is hitting career-highs in triples (1.2), dimes (5.0), and FG% (48.2) this season, to go with averages of 25.4 points, 4.2 boards and 1.1 steals per game, which translates to top-30 value in 9-cat leagues. Toronto currently sits just four games out of the No. 1 spot out East, and it looks like they’ll be battling Boston and Cleveland for seeding, so we wouldn't expect DeRozan to get hit with random rest days down the stretch.


Jan 15 - 3:57 PM

Kyle Lowry    G  Raptors



Kyle Lowry (back) struggled with his shot on Monday, scoring 13 points on 3-of-16 shooting to go with one triple, seven boards, four assists, three steals and four turnovers in 37 minutes. While Lowry couldn’t get his shot to drop, he was out there for quality minutes and fell fairly hard on his tailbone a few times without needing to take any plays off, so hopefully, the bruised tailbone will be a non-issue moving forward. He did get ejected from the game with six seconds left after exchanging some choice words with Ben Simmons, but that shouldn't be anything that results in a suspension. He should be fine for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.


Jan 15 - 3:54 PM

Fred VanVleet    PG  Raptors



VanVleet suffered a right knee contusion during Monday's game against the 76ers and will not return. VanVleet suffered the injury in a collision with superstar big man Joel Embiid of the Sixers and immediately limped off the court and went to the locker room. He'll likely undergo additional testing following the game, which should give us a better indication on if he'll miss additional time. For now, consider him questionable for Wednesday's tilt with the Pistons. VanVleet finished Monday's contest with eight points (1-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT) and two rebounds across 16 minutes.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 15 - 3:19 PM

Dear Silver l know you give two shits about Toronto Raptors all we want is a fair game for both teams it's getting… https://t.co/nN7EyhDbBi
RT @ConservancySWFL: Conservancy Animal Care Naturalist Sam Arner with our ambassador red-tailed hawk Horatio. Want to see Horatio in per…
RT @exPWCO: @NaturalEngland Nothing less than a national disgrace - removing eggs & chicks from the natural nesting places of raptors becau…
If the #Raptors were every team in the #NBA https://t.co/SqYTgaWvew
@DarrenJSquires I regularly do similar. Fields/open areas are better for feeding raptors, ravens etc. Carcasses in… https://t.co/oGaYGGgHY8
This week’s edition of the #416SportsShow: - #Raptors prove they belong with the big boys - #Leafs have stumbled ou… https://t.co/Tb5Me56ceu
Raptors fans talking down to Pierce 😭 https://t.co/iQ8Fh3pw5K
Raptors and Drake Elevated Partnership Gives Back To The Fans, The City and the Game of Basketball -… https://t.co/uWeVcQisqP
When the @Raptors GM is beside you in Lagree and you are fan girling but glad he is also struggling.
@aka_Reynolds He's right, the Raptors are a Regular season team
Trusting the Process: Sixers vs. Raptors 🏀🏀🏀 https://t.co/xV1mA8YxPz
RT @Raptors: POW #3 for @DeMar_DeRozan Retweet & show some #NBAVote love to Deebo 📊 https://t.co/3OPRy0P2ML https://t.co/xHRPxyYUoa
@ElNatetweets I ain’t mad but if Trump is 6’3 I could play center for the Raptors
Raptors getting calls on young pieces ahead of NBA trade deadline
@FreeKobiSimmons Yeah, the Raptors probably end up with a few hundred k in wiggle room when all is said and done, n… https://t.co/3cLHTcTRBQ
Pos Name
C Lucas Nogueira    
C Jakob Poeltl    
C Jonas Valanciunas    
C Dwane Casey    
C Masai Ujiri    
C Lucas Nogueira    
F Jordan Hamilton    
F Jarrod Uthoff    
F Pascal Siakam    
F Michale Kyser    
F Jordan Hamilton    
F Bruno Caboclo    
F Julian Wright    
F Bruno Caboclo    
F Alfonzo McKinnie    
F DeAndre Daniels    
F Tomislav Zubcic    
F Tyler Hansbrough    
F Malcolm Miller    
F OG Anunoby    
F/C Serge Ibaka    
F/C Chuck Hayes    
F/C Serge Ibaka    
G Drew Crawford    
G Louis Williams    
G Louis Williams    
G Axel Toupane    
G Andy Rautins    
G Greivis Vasquez    
G Delon Wright    
G Diante Garrett    
G Scott Machado    
G Shannon Scott    
G Norman Powell    
G Lorenzo Brown    
G Will Cherry    
G Kyle Lowry    
G Fred VanVleet    
G Davion Berry    
G/F Mickael Pietrus    
G/F Landry Fields    
G/F Sonny Weems    
G/F DeMar DeRozan    
SF CJ Miles