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Toronto Raptors Record: 56-26
1st in Atlantic
Home: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Capacity: 19,800
Active Injuries
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Injury History
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Aug 1, 2016OUTShoulderWright had surgery to repair a labral tear in his right shoulder Monday and is expected to miss at least four months, the team announced.Wright suffered from the injury in a summer league game two weeks ago and was unable to return. Now, the second-year point guard out of Utah, who was essentially solidified behind Kyler Lowry and Cory Joseph at the position, will be out until at least December. It is possible the Raptors look to sign another point guard before the season starts to insure the team’s depth at the position.
Jul 17, 2016OUTKneeSiakam (knee) didn’t play in the Raptors’ Las Vegas Summer League finale Saturday against the Timberwolves.Siakam only appeared in the Raptors’ summer league opener against the Kings, during which he put up 12 points and two boards in 15 minutes before departing with the left knee sprain. He briefly had to leave the Raptors to attend to some matters in Canada pertaining to his immigration papers, which further prevented him from integrating with his team. It shouldn’t be viewed as a major setback for the rookie, who should be fully healthy for training camp and will look to establish himself as the team’s second or third big man off the bench.
Jul 10, 2016OUTKneeSiakam (knee) signed a rookie contract with the Raptors on Saturday.The Raptors also came to terms on a contract with their other first-round selection in the June draft, No. 9 overall pick Jakob Poeltl. Siakam had his summer league debut Friday against the Kings cut short by what’s believed to be a minor left knee sprain, finishing with 12 points, two rebounds and a steal across 15 minutes.
Jul 10, 2016OUTKneeSiakam (knee) is being hampered by immigration issues, and will travel to Ottwa in order to resolve them, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Siakam is also waiting for his knee to be checked by doctors. He sustained a minor knee sprain on Saturday during a Las Vegas Summer League game against the Kings. If the doctors say his knee checks out, he is expected to play again this summer once he recovers. There will likely be an update on the status of his immigration status and his knee in the near future.
Jul 9, 2016OUTKneeSiakam suffered a sprained left knee during Friday’s 88-47 win over the Kings in Las Vegas Summer League play.The rookie first-round pick started at power forward for the Raptors, providing 12 points, two rebounds and a steal in 15 minutes before departing. Siakam was able to receive treatment on the bench after his exit, and with the game out of hand, it’s possible the team just kept him sidelined for the rest of the night as a precaution. His next chance to return to the court will come Sunday against the Timberwolves.
May 26, 2016Patrick PattersonProb FriHandPatterson is expected to play in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals despite a sore hand.
May 24, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleCoach Dwane Casey said that Valanciunas’ (ankle) minutes count in Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Cavaliers will be determined based on the Cavs’ personnel on the court, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.Following a seven-game absence due to a sprained ankle, Valanciunas was surprisingly activated for Monday’s Game 4 win, but didn’t end up getting off the bench, as Casey elected to stick with Bismack Biyombo as his primary option at center. It seems as though Valanciunas still wasn’t fully healthy despite being active, and that could remain the case throughout the series. As a result, don’t expect Valanciunas to see significant run Wednesday, especially if the Cavs continue to frequently employ small-ball lineups that feature Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson at center.
May 23, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas (ankle) has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Monday’s Game 4 tilt with the Cavaliers, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reports.This news comes as a bit of a surprise, as Valanciunas was listed as doubtful Sunday, despite doing some on-court work that day. However, after the center was able to go through morning shootaround, coach Dwane Casey was unwilling to close the door on Valanciunas returning after a seven-game absence. Although his right ankle is still undoubtedly sore, Valanciunas could be able to talk his way into playing when the Raptors reevalute him closer to shootaround. Even if he’s active, Valanciunas may end up seeing fewer minutes than Bismack Biyombo, who was a force on the boards with 26 rebounds in Game 3.
May 23, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas (ankle) will be active and available to play off the bench during Monday’s Game 4 against the Cavaliers, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports.Valanciunas was surprisingly upgraded to questionable earlier in the day after sitting out with ankle injury since Game 3 of the Raptors’ second round series against the Heat. However, despite being active, Valanciunas will come off the bench and is expected to see his minutes severely limited, as the Raptors want to ease him back into action. With that being said, it’s likely too risky for fantasy owners to rely on Valanciunas for solid production on Monday, so it’s a situation to avoid until we see what kind of role he’ll be used in moving forward.
May 22, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleCoach Dwane Casey said that Valanciunas (ankle) did some on-court work on Sunday, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Valanciunas originally sprained his ankle in Game 3 of the Raptors second-round series against the Heat. He has not played in game action since that injury, and has since been doing minor off-court work in preparation to return to the playoffs. The Raptors staff will evaluate Valanciunas’ status on Monday in time for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers.
May 22, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas (ankle) has officially been listed as doubtful for Game 4, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Valanciunas hasn’t played since spraining his ankle in Game 3 of the Raptors’ second-round series against the Heat and it appears that won’t be changing on Monday night. Look for a final decision to be made sometime after the team goes through shootaround on Monday morning. Bismack Biyombo and Patrick Patterson will likely continue to carry the majority of the workload in the frontcourt.
May 22, 2016DeMarre CarrollProb MonElbowCarroll has an elbow injury but is expected to suit up for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
May 20, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday’s Game 3 against the Cavaliers, according to head coach Dwane Casey, Eric Smith of Sportsnet reports.Casey said that it is essentially wishful thinking that the center will play in Game 3, so consider it unlikely that Valanciunas sees the floor as the two teams square off in Toronto Saturday. It’s becoming more and more likely that the big man will be out for the remainder of the series, especially if the Cavaliers end things early. Bismack Biyombo and Patrick Patterson will continue to shoulder the minutes load in the frontcourt moving forward.
May 19, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas indicated Wednesday that he’s only about 50 percent of the way recovered from his sprained right ankle, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.The Raptors are currently listing Valanciunas as doubtful for Thursday’s Game 2, and given the slow pace of the center’s recovery to this point, it wouldn’t be surprising if he were sidelined for the entirety of the series. Bismack Biyombo will continue receiving extensive run at center until Valanciunas is cleared to return.
May 19, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday’s Game 2 against the Cavaliers, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports.This is essentially a formality, as Valanciunas acknowledged that he’s only about “50 percent” of the way recovered from the sprained ankle he sustained in Game 3 of the Raptors’ second-round series with the Heat. Raptors GM Masai Ujiri expressed uncertainty Wednesday as to whether Valanciunas would be able to return at any point during the Eastern Conference Finals, so at this point, it looks as though the team will continue to lean heavily on Bismack Biyombo and Patrick Patterson in the frontcourt.
May 16, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleCoach Dwane Casey said Monday that he doesn’t anticipate Valanciunas (ankle) will be available for either of the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals with the Cavaliers, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports. “He’s a little ways away from contributing in a playoff game,” Casey said.The center has yet to resume basketball-related activities since spraining his ankle in Game 3 of the second-round series with the Heat, and doesn’t appear to be close to a return. While the Raptors aren’t ruling him out for the series with the Cavaliers, Valanciunas will need to show some tangible progress over the next several days for him to have a legitimate shot at taking the court. For now, the Raptors will have to cast their lot with Bismack Biyombo as their starting center.
May 16, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Tuesday’s Game 1 against the Cavaliers, ESPN reports.As expected, Valanciunas will continue to sit out as he recovers from a sprained right ankle sustained in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Miami. The big man is without a timetable, but coach Dwane Casey said Monday that he’s “a ways away from contributing” in a playoff game. The Raptors have not ruled Valanciunas out beyond Game 1, but the prevailing belief is that he’ll also sit out Game 2 before the series shifts to Toronto. Casey has turned to Bismack Biyomobo at center since Valanciunas went down, and Biyombo, who put up 17 points and 16 rebounds in Sunday’s Game 7, figures to continue to see big minutes to begin the Eastern Conference Finals.
May 14, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleCoach Dwane Casey said Friday that Valanciunas (ankle) is “nowhere close to being ready to play” and will remain out for Sunday’s Game 7 tilt with the Heat, Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald reports.Valanciunas was already ruled out for the entire second round after spraining his right ankle in Game 3, and Casey’s foreboding comments on the center’s injury suggest he might be at risk of missing at least part of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers should the Raptors vanquish the Heat. Casey has started Bismack Biyombo at center for the past three games, and should continue to lean heavily on the energetic, yet offensively limited big man until Valanciunas is cleared to return.
May 13, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTWristHead coach Dwane Casey said that he expects Carroll (wrist) to play and start Friday for Game 6 against the Heat, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Carroll left Wednesday’s win over Miami in the second half after a scary moment in which he landed awkwardly on his wrist on a drive to the basket. Fortunately, X-rays were negative and all additional tests revealed no significant damage. As such, it appears Carroll will likely be able to give it a go Friday with the Raptors needing just one more win to clinch a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals. Further confirmation on Carroll’s status figures to be made available prior to tip-off Friday.
May 12, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTWristAdditional tests on Carroll’s left wrist came back negative, and he’s being listed as questionable for Friday’s Game 6 against the Heat.Initial X-rays showed that the forward was dealing with nothing more than a bruise on the wrist after he was forced out of Wednesday’s Game 5 win, but the Raptors sent Carroll in for a follow-up exam Thursday just as a precaution. Given the high stakes involved in Friday’s game, it would be rather surprising if Carroll was forced to miss the contest, but the Raptors will likely wait until the team’s morning shootaround that day to make an official ruling on his status.
May 12, 2016DeMar DeRozanProb FriThumbDeRozan has a thumb injury but is expected to play in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
May 11, 2016DeMar DeRozanProb WedThumbDeRozan has a thumb injury but is expected to play in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
May 11, 2016DeMarre Carrollday-to-dayWristCarroll exited Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a left wrist contusion and will not return.
May 11, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTWristCarroll suffered a left wrist contusion in Wednesday’s game against the Heat and will not return.The extent of Carroll’s injury will not be known until the team’s medical staff gets a full look at him, but the good news is the initial X-rays came back negative. Carroll finished Wednesday’s game with six points (on 1-for-7 shooting), six rebounds, and an assist. Expected his status to be updated when more news is released by the team in the coming days.
May 11, 2016DeMarre CarrollProb FriWristCarroll has a left wrist contusion but is expected to play Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
May 8, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas (ankle) scored 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, one steal, and an assist in just 22 minutes during Saturday’s Game 3 win over the Heat.He was dominating the Heat frontcourt even before Hassan Whiteside left the game with a knee injury, but Valanciunas soon followed him to the locker room after spraining his ankle when he landed awkwardly under the basket. Despite the injury, Valanciunas still came away with his 10th career playoff double-double, and fourth straight in this postseason. The Raptors are hopeful that he’ll be able to play Monday night for Game 4, but they likely won’t make an official decision on Valanciunas’ status until gameday.
May 8, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of the Raptors’ second-round series against the Heat, Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post reports.Valanciunas’ ankle injury appears to be slightly more serious than originally thought, as the Raptors aren’t counting on him playing in any of the remaining three or four games of the series. The Heat also announced they’ll likely be without their starting center Hassan Whiteside (knee) so it appears Monday’s Game 4 outing will be a battle of the backups. With Valanciunas ruled out, Bismack Biyombo should move into the starting lineup and will likely see a big jump in his fantasy value. Considering Valanciunas remains without a concrete timetable for return, we should see his status updated again later in the week.
May 8, 2016DeMar DeRozanProb MonThumbDeRozan has a thumb injury but is expected to play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
May 7, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOut ThursAnkleValanciunas has a sprained right ankle and will not play in Game 2 of Eastern Conference Finals.
May 7, 2016Jonas Valanciunasday-to-dayAnkleValanciunas left Game 3 with an ankle injury and will not return.
May 7, 2016Jonas ValanciunasQues MonAnkleValanciunas left Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals with an ankle injury and is questionable for Game 4.
May 7, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas is considered day-to-day after suffering an ankle injury during Saturday’s Game 3 victory over Miami, Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today reports.X-ray results came back negative for Valanciunas and it seems possible that he’ll be able to play in Game 4 on Monday if swelling doesn’t become an issue. If he’s forced to miss time, however, Bismack Biyombo will be the clear candidate for the majority of minutes at center.
May 7, 2016Jonas ValanciunasDoub SatAnkleValanciunas has a sprained right ankle and is not expected to play in Game 3 of Eastern Conference Finals.
May 7, 2016Jonas Valanciunasout indefinitelyAnkleValanciunas has a sprained right ankle and is not expected to play in Game 1 or 2 of Eastern Conference Finals.
May 7, 2016Jonas ValanciunasQues MonAnkleValanciunas has a sprained right ankle and is questionable to play in Game 4 of Eastern Conference Finals.
May 7, 2016Jonas ValanciunasDoub MonAnkleValanciunas has a sprained right ankle and is unlikely to play in Game 4 of Eastern Conference Finals.
May 7, 2016Jonas ValanciunasProb MonAnkleValanciunas has a sprained right ankle but is expected to be available to play in Game 4 of Eastern Conference Finals.
May 7, 2016Jonas ValanciunasQues WedAnkleValanciunas has a sprained right ankle and is questionable to be available to play in Game 5 of Eastern Conference Finals.
May 7, 2016Jonas ValanciunasProb WedAnkleValanciunas has a sprained right ankle but is expected to be available to play in Game 5 of Eastern Conference Finals.
May 4, 2016Jonas ValanciunasProb ThursAbdominalValanciunas has an abdominal injury but is expected to play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Apr 20, 2016Terrence RossOUTMigraineRoss (head) is listed as questionable for Thursday’s Game 3 against the Pacers, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports.Ross was removed from Game 2 on Monday due to concussion-like symptoms and was reevaluated Tuesday, but as of Wednesday morning, it seems as though any lingering symptoms have subsided. He’ll be cleared to travel with the Raptors to Indianapolis on Wednesday, though a final call on his status likely won’t be made until he completes shootaround Thursday morning. At this point, Ross would appear to be trending toward availability, despite the questionable designation.
Apr 18, 2016Terrence Rossday-to-dayHeadRoss will not return to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals due to a headache.
Apr 18, 2016Terrence RossOUTMigraineRoss will not return to Monday’s matchup with the Pacers due to concussion like symptoms.Ross was not officially diagnosed with a concussion, but he is suffering from a headache. Therefore, he has been ruled out for the remainder of the game. His status for game three is currently unclear, and he should be considered day-to-day going forward.
Apr 18, 2016Terrence RossProb ThursHeadRoss left the last game with a headache and went through the league’s concussion protocol. He has been cleared to return and is expected back for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Apr 13, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTRestValanciunas will be rested for Wednesday’s regular season finale against the Nets.Valanciunas will take the final night of the regular season off as the Raptors prep for a playoff run. Expect to see Bismack Biyombo grab the start at center, while Lucas Nogueira serves as the top backup at the position.
Apr 13, 2016DeMarre CarrollOut WedRestCarroll will not play Wednesday against the Nets due to a day of rest.
Apr 13, 2016DeMar DeRozanOut WedRestDeRozan will not play Wednesday as he receives a scheduled day of rest.
Apr 13, 2016James JohnsonOut WedFootJohnson has a foot injury and will not play Wednesday against the Nets.
Apr 13, 2016Kyle LowryOut WedRestLowry will not play Wednesday against the Nets as he gets a day of rest.
Apr 13, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOut WedRestValanciunas will miss Wednesday’s game against the Nets due to a day of rest.
Apr 13, 2016James JohnsonOUTRestJohnson will be rested for Wednesday’s regular season finale against the Nets.Johnson will join several other Raptors regulars in resting Wednesday, though he may be dealing with a minor injury or two, as well. Coach Dwane Casey noted Tuesday that Johnson was “banged up,” but he stopped short of offering any further details. Regardless, with at least two more days off before the Raptors begin postseason play, Johnson figures to be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Apr 13, 2016DeMar DeRozanOUTRestDeRozan will be rested for Wednesday’s regular season finale against the Nets.The Raptors will sit out a number of regulars Wednesday as they close out the season locked into the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Norman Powell figures to shift over to shooting guard and receive a boatload of minutes Wednesday, while Terrence Ross could also potentially enter the starting lineup and absorb some of the scoring load opened by the absences of DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.
Apr 13, 2016Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry will be rested for Wednesday’s regular season finale against the Nets.The Raptors will sit out Lowry, DeMarre Carroll, DeMar DeRozan, James Johnson, and Jonas Valanciunas, as they close out the season locked into the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. In Lowry’s absence, Cory Joseph is expected to get the start at point guard, while rookie Delon Wright will see increased minutes off the bench. Lowry closes out his All-Star campaign with averages of a career-high 21.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting from the floor to go with 6.4 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 three-pointers, and 2.1 steals across 37 minutes in his 77 appearances.
Apr 13, 2016James JohnsonProb SatFootJohnson has a foot injury but is expected to play Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pacers.
Apr 12, 2016Delon WrightQues TuesHipWright is questionable to play Tuesday against the 76ers due to a hip injury.
Apr 12, 2016Luis ScolaOUTKneeScola (knee, rest) is probable for Tuesday’s game with the 76ers.Scola sat out the past two games in order to rest his sore knee before the playoffs. His knee issue hasn’t been considered serious, therefore missing the two previous games was likely just a precaution. If it is decided that Scola won’t be in the lineup again, Jason Thompson would likely get the start at power forward in his place.
Apr 12, 2016OUTHipWright (hip) is questionable for Tuesday’s game against the 76ers.Wright, the back up point guard, is still dealing with a hip pointer that caused him to miss Sunday’s tilt with the Knicks. If he can’t play, head coach Dwane Casey may elect to keep his starting point guard Kyle Lowry active in order to fill back court needs. If either Wright or Lowry is deemed inactive, Cory Joseph could see extended minutes at point guard.
Apr 12, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTRestCarroll (rest) will not play in Wednesday’s game against the Nets, the Toronto Sun’s Ryan Wolstat reports.The team is wisely sitting Carroll to get him rested for a first round matchup against Paul George and the Pacers. Carroll has been eased back, but the Raptors will likely get as much as they can out of him in the postseason, presumably in the 25-30 minute range in the first few games. Norman Powell and Terrence Ross should see the bulk of the minutes at small forward, with Luis Scola and Patrick Patterson hogging the minutes at the four in the regular season finale.
Apr 12, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTRestCarroll indicated Monday that his right knee has felt strong in his two games since returning from arthroscopic surgery, and he hopes to have his minutes restriction lifted by the time the playoffs begin, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.The Raptors initially suggested that they were hoping to have Carroll available for around 25-to-30 minutes per game during the postseason, but with the forward stating that he’s feeling better than anticipated through his first two games back, the team may be a little more aggressive with his usage. After playing 14 minutes last Thursday against the Hawks and 17 minutes three days later against the Knicks, Carroll should see his workload increased over the Raptors’ final two regular-season contests, after which his condition will likely be reassessed. Norman Powell would lose the most value if Carroll eventually returns to a full-time starting role in the playoffs.
Apr 12, 2016James JohnsonOut TuesRestJohnson will not play Tuesday against the 76ers due to a day of rest.
Apr 12, 2016James JohnsonOUTRestJohnson will not play Tuesday against the 76ers, Raptors radio play by play voice Eric Smith reports.Per coach Dwane Casey, Johnson is “banged up” and will be the only Raptor unavailable Tuesday for the team’s penultimate regular season contest. Johnson may be available for Wednesday’s season finale, though the team could opt for another day of rest with the playoffs slated to begin this weekend.
Apr 12, 2016Delon WrightProb TuesHipWright is expected to play Tuesday against the 76ers despite dealing with a hip pointer.
Apr 9, 2016OUTHipWright will not play Sunday against the KnicksWright is dealing with a left hip pointer, which he sustained in Friday’s win over the Pacers. The rookie scored 19 points to go with four rebounds and two assists in the contest, seeing increased minutes with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan sitting out.
Apr 9, 2016Luis ScolaOUTRestScola (rest) will not play Sunday versus the Knicks.Scola will rest for the second straight day as he gears up for the postseason. His next opportunity to play will come Tuesday when the Raptors play host to the 76ers.
Apr 9, 2016OUTHipWright scored 19 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-8 FT) while adding four rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes off the bench during Friday’s win over the Pacers.With Kyle Lowry getting the night off Friday, Cory Joseph got the start and Wright filled Joseph’s normal role on the second unit. If Lowry receives any further rest heading into the postseason, Wright could be an interesting DFS bargain play, but when the Raptors’ normal rotations are intact the rookie barely gets on the court.
Apr 8, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTRestCarroll has been ruled out of Friday’s game against the Pacers in order to rest.Carroll returned to the court on Thursday for the first time in over three months. He played in 14 minutes off the bench but the Raptors will take precaution with his workload, giving him Friday night off. Carroll said he is hopeful to play 25-30 minutes a game when the playoffs roll around. Until then, look for him to gradually see increased action, with the possibility of receiving nights off as the regular season winds down.
Apr 8, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTRestCarroll (knee) says he wants to be ready to play 25-to-30 minutes a game by the time the playoffs begin, the Toronto Sun reports.Carroll made a quick impact off the bench in his long-awaited return to action Thursday against his former Hawks team following a 41-game absence after arthroscopic knee surgery, scoring five points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt) to go with four steals and a rebound in just 14 minutes. With just four games remaining on the Raptors’ regular-season schedule, Carroll doesn’t have much time to shake off rust after sitting for half the season. Norman Powell has also emerged in his absence as a viable starting small forward, but the Raptors would probably prefer their big offseason acquisition to regain his starting job in time for the postseason.
Apr 8, 2016Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry will use Friday’s matchup witht he Pacers as an opportunity to rest prior to the playoffs.This decision does not come as a surprise considering the playoffs are a week away, and the Raptors are playing the back end of a double-header. Lowry will be replaced in the starting lineup by Cory Joseph. He will likely return to action Sunday against the Knicks.
Apr 8, 2016DeMar DeRozanOUTRestDeRozan will be rested for Friday’s game against the Pacers.On the second night of a back-to-back set and the season wrapping up, the Raptors will rest most of their core Friday by sitting DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, DeMarre Carroll, and Luis Scola. The Raptors will instead use Norman Powell at shooting guard in DeRozan’s place Friday. DeRozan’s next chance to return will come Sunday against the Knicks, although the Raptors could continue to rest players down the stretch as they gear up for the postseason.
Apr 8, 2016Luis ScolaOUTRestScola will sit outScola will rest along with DeMar DeRozen and Kyle Lowry. He will be replaced in the lineup by Jason Thompson. It is no surprise the Raptors are resting a few of their starters considering it is the second night of a back-to-back. Scola’s next opportunity to play will be Saturday against the Knicks.
Apr 8, 2016DeMar DeRozanOUTRestDeRozan scored 16 points (7-24 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with four rebounds, four assists, and a steal over 34 minutes in a 95-87 loss to the Hawks on Thursday.DeRozan managed to post a formidable stat line despite shooting just 29.1 percent from the field in Toronto’s second loss of the month. After receiving a night of rest against the Spurs last week, DeRozan has scored efficiently over his last two games, averaging 21 points with 5.5 rebounds, five assists, and a steal against the Hornets and Hawks. Having clinched the two-seed of the Eastern Conference, DeRozan and the Raptors will take on the Pacers in a home match-up tonight.
Apr 8, 2016Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry scored 16 points (6-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-5 FT) while adding six assists, four rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes during Thursday’s loss to the Hawks.He’s looked a little better since resting for last Saturday’s game against the Spurs, but Lowry’s still just 4-for-8 from the free throw line in the two games since, a strong indication that his elbow is still bothering him. With their spot as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs locked in, don’t be surprised if the Raptors give Lowry some more time off to try and heal up before the postseason begins.
Apr 7, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) is listed as questionable on the Raptors’ game notes for Thursday against the Hawks, Chris Vivlamore of the Journal-Constitution reports.Reports earlier in the week suggest Carroll could be back as early as Sunday in New York, but it appears he may have an outside chance to see the court Thursday. Carroll was initially listed as “out” on the game notes earlier in the day, however, so his status is still clouded, at best. For what it’s worth, Carroll, himself, has stated that his goal is to play in two or three games before the end of the regular season, but neither he nor the team has designated a firm return date. Look for a more definitive update as game-time approaches, though even if Carroll is available, he’s best avoided in daily formats.
Apr 7, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) is active and will be available off the bench for Thursday’s matchup with the Hawks.Carroll has missed the Raptors’ previous 41 games after have arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee. He was originally expected to be out on Thursday but was upgraded to questionable and finally to active. It’s unclear how much he’ll play. He shouldn’t be expected to play major minutes in his first game back, the team will likely ease him back into the lineup with the playoffs right around the corner.
Apr 6, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) could return to action as soon as Sunday against the Knicks, Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun reports. “The last three or whatever games there are when [Carroll] comes back we will use those as his test lab,” coach Dwane Casey said.Carroll was able to resume practicing with the team Monday and is expected to ramp up his activities over the next few days while he works his way back from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. The Raptors have remained steadfast in their claim that Carroll is without a return timetable, but coach Casey indicated that he’s hopeful the forward will be able to gradually increase his minutes over the last three contests, which will conclude with a back-to-back set against the 76ers and Nets on April 12 and April 13, respectively. Carroll was signed in the offseason with the hope that he’d be a lock-down defender on the perimeter who can knock down three-pointers, but the knee issues haven’t allowed him to showcase those abilities for much of the season. He could be a little rusty when he eventually returns, but Carroll should represent an upgrade over rookie Norman Powell on the wing.
Apr 5, 2016Kyle Lowryday-to-dayUndisclosedLowry is questionable to return Tuesday against the Hornets due to an unspecified issue.
Apr 4, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) said he’s encouraged by the progress he’s made recently, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.It’s been a long road to recovery for Carroll, who’s remained out since early January after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. He experienced a setback last month but revealed Monday that the knee is feeling much better after workouts. Carroll said last week that his goal is to play in “a couple games” before the end of the regular season, though it remains to be seen whether or not that will be realistic.
Apr 2, 2016Luis ScolaOUTKneeScola (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday’s matchup with the Spurs, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.Scola has missed the last two games with a sore knee, though coach Dwane Casey did say that Scola could have played Friday had there been more on the line. The veteran will test out the knee prior to tip off before making a final call, but if he’s held out again expect to see more of Jason Thompson.
Apr 2, 2016Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry (rest) will not play Saturday against the Spurs.As expected, Lowry will be rested on the second night of a back-to-back with the playoffs looming in the near future. Bruno Caboclo will be active Saturday, while Cory Joseph figures to make the start at point guard.
Apr 2, 2016Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry could be rested Saturday against the Spurs on the second night of a back-to-back set, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.While nothing is set in stone at this point, it seems like an obvious opportunity for Toronto give some of its regulars a night off as the postseason approaches. Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas are all candidates to be rested, though the team may not officially make that call until later in the day. Lowry, who has been battling an elbow issue of late, has played 36, 40 and 36 minutes over the last three games and ranks second in the NBA, behind only James Harden, in minutes per game.
Apr 1, 2016Luis ScolaOUTKneeScola (knee) will not play Friday against the Grizzlies, Sportsnet’s Eric Smith reports.Head coach Dwane Casey said pregame that Scola could play Friday if needed, but the Raptors will instead hold him out for the second game in a row to give his sore knee additional rest. Jason Thompson is likely to start again Friday, and Patrick Patterson also figures to see extra minutes off the bench.
Mar 31, 2016Luis ScolaQues FriKneeScola is questionable to play Friday against the Grizzlies due to a knee injury.
Mar 31, 2016Kyle LowryProb FriElbowLowry has been dealing with a lingering elbow injury but is expected to suit up Friday against the Grizzlies.
Mar 31, 2016Luis ScolaQues SatKneeScola missed the last game due to a knee injury and is questionable to play Saturday against the Spurs.
Mar 30, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) met with reporters prior to Wednesday’s game against the Hawks and said he’s still planning on playing in a “couple games” before the regular season ends.Carroll has been sidelined since early January after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, and with scarce updates on the forward’s status coming through in the last three months, speculation has grown that he’ll be shut down for the season. Though Carroll refuted such ideas, he’ll need to take part in full-contact practices with the Raptors before a return would seem like a realistic possibility. He’s safe to leave on the waiver wire in most leagues at this point.
Mar 30, 2016Kyle LowryOUTElbowLowry (elbow) was limited at shootaround Wednesday morning and is considered questionable to play later in the evening against the Hawks, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Lowry had his elbow drained earlier in the week, but he told reporters that he doesn’t expect to miss any time down the stretch as the Raptors continue to chase the Cavaliers for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The decision to play may not ultimately be up to Lowry, however, and if he continues to deal with discomfort as Wednesday’s game approaches, it’s certainly possible that the team’s medical staff could hold him out. If that were to be the case, Cory Joseph would likely start at point guard and take on a much larger role in the offense.
Mar 30, 2016Terrence RossOUTHandRoss (hand) is expected to return Wednesday against the Hawks, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Ross has missed the last three games with soreness in his left hand, but he took part in shootaround Wednesday morning and is expected to make his return later in the evening. Assuming that’s the case, Norman Powell figures to see a reduction in minutes after playing 39, 34, and 28 minutes in the last three games.
Mar 30, 2016Luis ScolaOUTKneeScola will sit out Wednesday’s game against the Hawks to rest a sore knee, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.Scola’s absence is mainly for maintenance purposes as the Raptors begin to prep for a potential playoff run. In Scola’s absence, expect to see more of Patrick Patterson and Jason Thompson as one of the first couple of big men off the bench. Scola should be back for Friday’s matchup with the Grizzlies.
Mar 30, 2016Luis ScolaOut WedRestScola will not play Wednesday against the Hawks due to a day of rest.
Mar 29, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) isn’t believed to be close to returning, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Carroll seemed to be honing in on a return earlier in March, but with the Raptors providing limited information on his activity since that time, it appears safe to conclude that he’s hit some sort of snag in his recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery. The forward is currently back in Atlanta to address a personal matter, but is expected to rejoin the Raptors next week, at which point the team could provide an update on his health. Norman Powell figures to continue filling in for Carroll as the starter at small forward until further notice.
Mar 28, 2016Terrence RossOUTHandRoss (hand) will not play Monday against the Thunder, Raptors play by play voice Eric Smith reports.Ross has missed the last two games with a left hand issue, and he’ll now miss a third straight game, leaving the Raptors shorthanded on the wing with Kevin Durant in town. Normal Powell will likely be Ross’ replacement, and he figures to spend considerable time matched up with Durant.
Mar 28, 2016Kyle LowryProb WedElbowLowry is dealing with right elbow inflammation but is expected to suit up against the Hawks on Wednesday.
Mar 28, 2016Terrence RossOUTHandRoss (hand) appears to be questionable for Monday’s game against the Thunder, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Coach Dwane Casey said after the Raptors’ morning shootaround that Ross, who has been sidelined for the last two games, was “doing OK,” but declined to elaborate beyond that. The team should have an update on Ross’ availability closer to game time, but we’re not counting on the swingman playing Monday. In that event, look for Norman Powell to start at small forward and absorb most of Ross’ minutes.
Mar 26, 2016Terrence RossOUTHandRoss (hand) won’t play Saturday against the Pelicans, Raptors radio play-by-play broadcaster Eric Smith reports.Ross’s left thumb is still bothering him, so he’ll be sidelined for a second straight contest. His absence will test the Raptors’ depth on the wing while DeMarre Carroll (knee) remains out as well, which will force Dwane Casey to lean more heavily on the likes of Norman Powell and James Johnson.
Mar 25, 2016Terrence RossQues MonThumbRoss has missed the last two games due to a sore thumb and is questionable to play Monday against the Thunder.
Mar 25, 2016Terrence RossQues SatThumbRoss missed the last game due to a sore thumb and is questionable to play Saturday against the Pelicans.
Mar 25, 2016Terrence RossOUTHandRoss (hand) will not play in Friday’s matchup with the Rockets.It is unclear when Ross aggravated this hand injury, but he was listed as questionable on the team’s injury report headed into the evening. He will not be able to go Friday, and his next opportunity to return to action will be Saturday in New Orleans. Expect an update on his status when more information becomes available.
Mar 25, 2016Terrence RossProb WedThumbRoss has missed the last three games due to a sore thumb but is expected to play Wednesday against the Hawks.
Mar 25, 2016Terrence RossOUTHandIt’s unclear what time of ailment Ross is dealing with, but the Raptors will wait until later in the afternoon to reevaluate his status. The Washington product played 36 minutes, his highest total since mid-December, in Wednesday’s loss to Boston, but he finished with 13 points on just 5-of-18 shooting.
Mar 25, 2016Patrick PattersonOUTAnklePatterson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday’s game against the Rockets, Raptors radio play by play man Eric Smith reports.Patterson missed Wednesday’s game against the Celtics due to a sore ankle, and he’s still bothered by the issue as Friday’s matchup approaches. The Raptors will likely wait to see how the ankle reacts during pregame warmups, so Patterson could end up being close to a game-time decision.
Mar 25, 2016Terrence RossQues FriThumbRoss is questionable play against the Rockets on Friday due to a sore thumb.
Mar 25, 2016Terrence RossOut MonThumbRoss has missed the last two games due to a sore thumb will not play Monday against the Thunder.
Mar 23, 2016Patrick PattersonOUTAnklePatterson (ankle) will not play in Wednesday’s game against the Celtics.Patterson’s status for Wednesday’s game has been all over the place in the past 24 hours. He went through shootaround and was briefly given the green light to play before being shifted back to questionable. Now that he’s been ruled out for his second straight game, look for Luis Scola and Jason Thompson to see increased minutes. Patterson should be considered questionable for Friday’s game against the Rockets.
Mar 23, 2016Kyle LowryDoub WedElbowLowry is dealing with a sore right elbow and is not expected to play Wednesday against the Celtics.
Mar 23, 2016Kyle LowryOUTElbowLowry will be active, but unlikely to play in Wednesday’s matchup with the Celtics.This news is coming out of left field, as Lowry was not on the injury report heading into the evening. However, the injury does not sound like it is anything serious, rather the Raptors simply being cautious with their start point guard prior to the playoffs. It is unclear who will start in Lowry’s place, but expect Cory Joseph to see much heavier usage than he normally receives. Lowry’s next opportunity to return to action will be Friday against the Rockets.
Mar 23, 2016Patrick PattersonOUTAnkleUpdating a previous report, Patterson (ankle) is now being labeled as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics, Raptors radio play-by-play announcer Eric Smith reports.Though Patterson was able to practice Tuesday and took part in the Raptors’ morning shootaround, early reports of his return appear premature, as coach Dwane Casey simply said “we’ll see” when asked if the forward would play Wednesday. Given Patterson’s activity the last two days, we’ll consider him on the probable side of questionable, so look for him to see around 20-to-30 minutes off the bench in a matchup between two likely Eastern Conference playoff teams.
Mar 23, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) isn’t traveling with the Raptors on their three-game road swing, which begins Wednesday in Boston against the Celtics, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Carroll remains without a timetable for a return, as the Raptors’ primary goal is to have him back for the postseason. He’s been ramping up his activity of late but has yet to resume full-contact work, and at this point, it’s unclear whether he’ll be back with the team before the conclusion of the regular season. Look for an update early next week when the team returns from the road trip, which concludes Saturday.
Mar 23, 2016Patrick PattersonOUTAnklePatterson (ankle) will play Wednesday against the Celtics, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Initially listed as questionable, Patterson went through shootaround and has been given the green light to return after sitting out Sunday’s win over the Magic with a sprained ankle. Expect Patterson to return his usual role as the Raptors’ first big man off the bench.
Mar 23, 2016Kyle LowryProb FriElbowLowry missed the last game with a sore right elbow but is expected to suit up Friday against the Rockets.
Mar 22, 2016James JohnsonOUTAchillesJohnson (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Johnson was held out of Sunday’s matchup with the Magic due to a sore Achilles, but the issue isn’t considered to be anything major. The forward was on the court at Tuesday’s practice, but the team will wait to see how the Achilles reacts before making an official call on his status.
Mar 22, 2016Patrick PattersonOUTAnklePatterson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Patterson missed Sunday’s matchup with the Magic due to a sprained left ankle, but he was a full participant in practice Tuesday, foreshadowing a likely return Wednesday. If that is indeed the case, Luis Scola and Jason Thompson would stand to see reductions in playing time.
Mar 22, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Valanciunas hasn’t played in the last four games due to a bruised hand, though he’s technically been active for both of the last two contests. After going through practice Tuesday, Valanciunas would appear to have a decent chance to get back on the floor Wednesday, but official word likely won’t come until the Raptors’ morning shootaround.
Mar 20, 2016Cory JosephOut SunRestJoseph will not play Sunday against the Magic due to a day of rest.
Mar 20, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) is available to play in Sunday’s matchup with the Magic, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Valanciunas had been sidelined the previous three games with a bruised hand, but was actually active in the team’s most recent game Friday against the Celtics, though he failed to see the court. It sounds like Valanciunas will actually pick up some minutes in this one, but it’s not clear if he’ll start nor if he’ll see a full workload. That being said, it shouldn’t be long before Valanciunas does slot back into the starting five, resulting in Bismack Biyombo moving back to the bench.
Mar 20, 2016Patrick PattersonOUTAnklePatterson has been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup with the Magic due to a left ankle injury, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Fortunately, X-Rays on Patterson’s ankle came back negative, but it’s unclear how long he will be sidelined. The Raptors will have off until Wednesday against the Celtics, giving Patterson a couple of days to recover. Patterson’s absence for Sunday’s contest should result in expanded roles for Luis Scola and Jason Thompson.
Mar 20, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandUpdating a previous report, Valanciunas (hand) is active for Sunday’s game against the Magic, but isn’t expected to play, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.The Raptors followed the same template Friday against the Celtics, as Valanciunas was active for that contest, but only as an emergency option. The team will use its two inactive spots for Patrick Patterson (ankle) and DeMarre Carroll (knee). Though Valanciunas will likely log his fourth straight absence, he does seem to be progressing in his recovery from a left hand contusion, and could be cleared to play in the team’s next game Wednesday versus the Celtics.
Mar 19, 2016James JohnsonQues SunFootJohnson is questionable to play Sunday against the Magic due to a foot injury.
Mar 19, 2016James JohnsonProb SunFootJohnson is expected to be available to play Sunday against the Magic despite a foot injury.
Mar 19, 2016James JohnsonQues WedFootJohnson is questionable to be available to play Wednesday against the Celtics due to plantar fascitis in his foot.
Mar 18, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) will not play Friday against the Celtics, Kyle Draper of CSNNE reports.Although Valanciunas is technically listed as active, he told reporters prior to tip-off that his hand soreness will keep him on the sidelines for Friday’s contest. Bismack Biyombo will likely draw another start in Valanciunas’ absence while Jason Thompson could pick up some minutes off the bench.
Mar 18, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) is active but will not start Friday against the Celtics, Doug Smith of The Star reports. Smith also notes that there’s a possibility that Valanciunas may not play.Valanciunas’ status is up in the air for Friday after missing two straight games with a hand injury. Regardless of whether or not he plays, the fact that he’s not starting and has the possibility of sitting out makes him an extremely risky option for fantasy purposes. Bismack Biyombo figures to draw another start at center Friday.
Mar 18, 2016Patrick PattersonOut SunFootPatterson left the last game with a left foot contusion and will not play Sunday against the Magic.
Mar 18, 2016Patrick PattersonQues WedFootPatterson missed the last game with a left foot contusion and is questionable to play against the Celtics on Wednesday.
Mar 18, 2016James JohnsonOUTFootJohnson (foot) was held out of Friday’s game due to plantar fasciitis, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Norman Powell drew another start at small forward Friday with Johnson sidelined. The Raptors return to action Sunday against the Magic, and if he’s unable to go, Powell figures to remain in the starting lineup while Terrence Ross could pick up additional minutes off the bench.
Mar 18, 2016Patrick PattersonQues FriAnklePatterson has missed the last two games with a left ankle contusion and is questionable play against the Rockets on Friday.
Mar 18, 2016Patrick PattersonQues SunFootPatterson left the last game with a left foot contusion and is questionable to play Sunday against the Magic.
Mar 18, 2016Patrick PattersonOut WedAnklePatterson missed the last game with a left ankle contusion and will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday.
Mar 15, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) will not play in Tuesday’s game against the Bucks.Valanciunas prematurely exited Monday’s game against the Bulls with a left hand contusion. His X-rays ultimately came back negative, but he simply doesn’t have enough time to heal in time for Tuesday’s back end of Toronto’s back-to-back set of games. Fellow center Bismack Biyombo seems to be in line for significant minutes Tuesday as a result.
Mar 15, 2016DeMar DeRozanOUTRestDeRozan will not play in Tuesday’s game against the Bucks due to the team giving him a day of rest.There was much speculation before the game as to whether or not DeRozan would be playing or be rested and it wasn’t until just before tip-off that the team announced he will indeed be rested. Norm Powell will get the start in his place and figures to see a minutes increase. DeRozan should be expected to return to action in Thursday’s game against the Pacers.
Mar 14, 2016Jonas ValanciunasDoub SunHandVanciunas has missed the last three games due to a left hand contusion but is available to return, although not expected to play Sunday against the Magic.
Mar 14, 2016Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas will not return to Monday’s matchup with the Bulls after injuring his left hand.Fortunately, X-rays on Valanciunas’ hand were negative, but he will not return to Monday’s contest. He exited the game after posting eight points, two rebounds, and one block in 10 minutes of action. It is currently unclear how severe the injury is, so consider him day-to-day going forward. The Raptors play next on Tuesday against the Bucks, so expect an update on his status prior to game-time.
Mar 14, 2016Jonas ValanciunasQues WedHandVanciunas has missed the last four games due to a left hand contusion and is questionable to to play Wednesday against the Celtics.
Mar 14, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) is hoping to make a comeback in late March, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Carroll underwent arthroscopic surgery in early January on his right knee but recently participated in one-on-one drills and apparently will be able to ramp things up over the next week or two. However, given the few remaining games on the schedule, Carroll may not be given a full workload in time to have a substantial role during the remainder of the regular season.
Mar 14, 2016Jonas ValanciunasQues SunHandVanciunas has missed the last three games due to a left hand contusion and is questionable to return Sunday against the Magic.
Mar 14, 2016Jonas ValanciunasQues FriHandVanciunas has missed the last two games due to a left hand contusion and is questionable to return Friday against the Celtics.
Mar 14, 2016Jonas ValanciunasProb WedHandVanciunas has missed the last four games due to a left hand contusion but is expected to to play Wednesday against the Celtics.
Mar 10, 2016Kyle Lowryday-to-dayUndisclosedLowry left tonight’s game with an undisclosed injury and is questionable to return.
Mar 8, 2016Luis ScolaOut TuesRestScola will not play Tuesday against the Nets due to a day of rest.
Mar 5, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) took part in one-on-one drills at practice Saturday, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Carroll continues to slowly increase his activity level in recent practices as he works back from arthroscopic knee surgery back in January. Toronto has been able to maintain grasp of second place in the East in Carroll’s absence, but the Raptors will certainly welcome back their best defender as soon as he’s ready. The team has declined to offer a timeline, but Carroll appears on pace to return sometime in mid-to-late March, or as late as early-April.
Mar 1, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) is continuing to increase his involvement in drills during the Raptors’ recent practices, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Teammate Patrick Patterson relayed that Carroll is “looking better every day,” so it seems that the small forward is gradually inching closer to a return following his arthroscopic right knee surgery in early January. The Raptors resisted making any major moves at the trade deadline with the expectation that Carroll would give the team a lift during the stretch run, but the team hasn’t revealed an updated timetable for when he’ll be back on the floor. There should be a better idea about his return date once Carroll begins scrimmaging in practices.
Feb 28, 2016Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry will get a rest day Sunday against Detroit.It is a well-deserved rest day for Lowry, as he has averaged 38.8 minutes in the Raptors’ last five contests since the All-Star break. The 6-0 guard has averaged 26.2 points and 8.2 rebounds over that span, including an exceptional 43 point performance in Friday’s win against the Cavaliers. Lowry will once again be an elite option once he returns to action against the Jazz on Wednesday.
Feb 28, 2016Kyle LowryOut SunRestLowry will not play against the Pistons on Sunday due to a day of rest.
Feb 26, 2016DeMar DeRozanday-to-dayFluDeRozan left Friday’s game with flu-like symptoms and is questionable to return.
Feb 19, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeRaptors GM Masai Ujiri reiterated Thursday that Carroll (knee) remains without a timetable for a return, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Radio 1050 AM reports.Though the Eastern Conference-leading Cavaliers made a small tweak to their roster by acquiring three-point shooting big man Channing Frye, the Raptors chose to stand pat at Thursday’s trade deadline, with Ujiri indicating that Carroll’s eventual return would qualify as a de facto in-season upgrade. It’s still not clear when Carroll might be back in the fold, however, as he’s yet to resume practicing with the team, though he is said to be progressing from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee January. Carroll had seen his numbers tail off prior to being shut down, but with the Raptors now willing to give him extended time off to fully heal up, he should notice improved production once he eventually returns.
Feb 17, 2016James JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday for the Raptors, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.After spraining his ankle Feb. 1, Johnson missed the Raptors’ next four games heading into the All Star break. His return to practice indicates he has had the necessary time off to rest, and should be considered on the more probable side of questionable heading into Friday’s matchup versus the Bulls. Toronto has struggled with their wing depth during Johnson’s time off, so expect him to take on his normal workload while DeMarre Carroll remains sidelined.
Feb 15, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) was spotted taking jump shots prior to the Raptors’ last game before the break Feb. 10 against the Timberwolves, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.It shouldn’t be taken as evidence that Carroll is close to returning, but it’s a step in the right direction for the forward after he was previously limited to shooting with his feet on the ground. The Raptors have yet to provide a timetable for Carroll’s return, and he’ll still probably need to test his surgically-repaired right knee out in practices before we’ll have a better idea of when he might be back on the court.
Feb 10, 2016James JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) will not play Wednesday versus the Timberwolves, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports.This will be the fourth consecutive game missed for Johnson, who sprained his ankle Feb. 1 versus the Nuggets. It is not a surprise that the Raptors opted to wait until after the All Star break to bring Johnson back, so that he is not rushed back into things and has time to rest. He is averaging 5.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 0.3 triples in 15 minutes per game this season.
Feb 1, 2016James JohnsonQues FriAnkleJohnson has a sprained left ankle and is questionable to return to the lineup Friday against the Bulls.
Jan 28, 2016Kyle LowryOUTWristLowry (wrist) remains listed as questionable in advance of Thursday’s game against the Knicks, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Radio 1050 reports.The Raptors declined to provide an update on Lowry’s status following their morning shootaround, so it looks like a formal ruling on his status won’t come until closer to the 8:00 p.m. ET tip time. With the Knicks and Raptors playing in the second wave of games for the Thursday slate, those who are considering using Lowry for DFS may not have the benefit of knowing his status before lineups lock, making him a risky option. Cory Joseph would likely draw the starting nod at point guard if Lowry is ultimately ruled out.
Jan 27, 2016Kyle LowryOUTWristLowry (wrist) didn’t practice Wednesday and is considered questionable for Thursday’s game against the Knicks, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.Lowry left Tuesday’s game against the Wizards after spraining his left wrist while getting around a screen, but he appears to have avoided a major injury, as his post-game X-rays came back negative. Even so, the Raptors could hold Lowry out for a game or two as a precaution, and his status likely won’t be updated until Thursday’s shootaround. If Lowry is ultimately ruled out, Cory Joseph figures to see increased minutes. Joseph put up 10 points and six assists in 25 minutes off the bench Tuesday.
Jan 26, 2016Kyle LowryProb ThursWristLowry has a sprained wrist injury but is expected to play Thursday against the Knicks.
Jan 26, 2016Kyle LowryQues ThursWristLowry has a sprained wrist injury and is questionable to play Thursday against the Knicks.
Jan 26, 2016Kyle LowryOUTWristX-rays on Lowry’s left wrist came back negative following Tuesday’s win over the Wizards.It is just a sprained wrist on Lowry’s non-shooting hand, which is about as good of an outcome as his owners and the Raptors could hope for. He finished with 29 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 36 minutes against Washington and should be considered questionable for Thursday’s game against the Knicks. If Lowry needs a game or two off, Cory Joseph would get the start at point guard and would be a great option in daily leagues.
Jan 18, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) told the media Monday that he’s currently without a timetable for a return to the court, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Carroll was originally given a 6-8 week recovery period in early January following the arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. However, that initial estimate doesn’t seem to be trustworthy any further, and it would be fairly surprising if he was able to rejoin his teammates before the All-Star Game on Feb. 13.
Jan 8, 2016Terrence RossOUTBackRoss will not return to Friday’s game against the 76ers due to a sore lower back.Ross exited the game in the second half after 18 minutes of action. He posted seven points and two rebounds during his time on the court. It remains to be seen if he will be able to go Saturday on the second half of the Raptors back-to-back. Expect an update on his status when prior to tip-off.
Jan 6, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeThe early estimate for Carroll’s recovery from an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee ranges between six-and-eight weeks, Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star reports.Carroll had been operating at less than 100 percent after returning for five games following a nine-game absence due to a right knee contusion, and after he experienced renewed swelling following Sunday’s loss to the Bulls, both player and team determined surgery was needed to address the matter. The knee scope should improve Carroll’s long-term outlook for the duration of his four-year, $60 million contract, but his multi-week absence will deprive the Raptors of their top perimeter defender and three-point threat right in the meat of the regular-season schedule. During Carroll’s extended hiatus, coach Dwane Casey will give James Johnson the first opportunity to start at small forward, but the playing time will likely be distributed fairly fluidly between Johnson, Terrence Ross, and Patrick Patterson.
Jan 6, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday morning and has been ruled out indefinitely.Carroll missed nine games in December after he bruised his right knee, and after he failed to notice much improvement in his condition or performance after playing in five games, the Raptors chose to hold him out of Monday’s game against the Cavaliers. After consulting with team doctors, Carroll determined the best course of action was to scope the ailing knee, which will likely sideline him for multiple weeks. The expected time off will hopefully allow Carroll to return at full strength before the playoffs begin, but in the meantime, it will force the Raptors to rely heavily on the likes of James Johnson and Terrence Ross. Due to his strong three-point shooting ability, Ross profiles as the more intriguing fantasy option of the two, even though Johnson will likely get the first crack at the starting job.
Jan 4, 2016DeMarre CarrollProb ThursKneeCarroll underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in January and has resumed practicing with the team. He is expected to be available to play Thursday against the Hawks.
Jan 4, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) has been ruled out of Monday night’s game against the Cavaliers.Carroll is dealing with some swelling in his right knee, which will cause him to spend the night on the bench. The injury is likely related to the bruising on his right knee which caused him to miss nine games at the end of December. He hasn’t played more than 26 minutes since returning from the injury a little over a week ago. The Raptors will once again have to turn to James Johnson and Terrence Ross for major minutes at small forward.
Jan 4, 2016DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll provided 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt) and three rebounds across 24 minutes in Sunday’s 115-113 loss to the Bulls.The Raptors continue to restrict Carroll’s playing time in his return from a knee bruise, as he’s failed to play more than 26 minutes in any of his first five games back. While his minutes remain a bit limited, Carroll is best relegated to mid-sized or deeper formats, though his fantasy value should rise as he gets further removed from the injury.
Jan 4, 2016DeMarre CarrollOut indefinitelyKneeCarroll underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and has began basketball activities. He continues to remain without a definitive return timetable.
Jan 4, 2016DeMarre CarrollOut indefinitelyKneeCarroll underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in January and has resumed practicing with the team. Barring any setbacks, he is likely to return for the First Round of the postseason.
Jan 2, 2016Kyle LowryOUTAnkleLowry (ankle) practiced in full Saturday, and appears unlikely to miss any time, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Lowry suffered a minor ankle injury during the conclusion of Friday’s tilt with Charlotte. Fortunately, Toronto’s star point guard practiced in full Saturday, and will likely be good to go for Sunday’s matchup with Chicago. Expect an update on his status if anything changes.
Jan 1, 2016Kyle LowryOUTAnkleLowry suffered a minor ankle injury late in Friday’s victory over the Hornets, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Lowry did not seem concerned about his setback, but he was apparently a bit hobbled after Friday’s game, one in which he scored 18 points and dished out 11 assists in 41 minutes. He will have a day to rest and recover prior to the Raptors’ next game Sunday against the Bulls.
Dec 26, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) will not play Saturday against Milwaukee, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Although he is reportedly nearing a return, Valanciunas is still not ready for game action and will miss Saturday’s contest in Milwaukee. Look for Bismack Biyombo to get the nod at center against the Bucks in Valanciunas’ place. His next chance to return will come Monday when the Raptors travel to Chicago to take on the Bulls.
Dec 26, 2015James JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) will get the start Saturday against Milwaukee, Doug Smith of The Star reports.Toronto will be getting two of its better wing players back for Saturday’s game as Johnson and DeMarre Carroll (knee) will be on the floor against the Bucks. Johnson will get the start while Carroll is set to play under a minutes restriction while coming off the bench.
Dec 25, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) took part in Friday’s practice and is nearing a return to the lineup, The Toronto Star reports.Valanciunas’ chances of returning to action Saturday against the Bucks are not certain, but the team could activate him if he feels fine during shootaround and warmups. If he does not end up playing Saturday, Valanciunas will still have a chance to return to action for the Raptors’ next game Monday in Chicago.
Dec 25, 2015DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) is expected to be upgraded from “out” to “probable” Saturday, The Toronto Star reports.Carroll has missed nine games in a row with his knee injury, but he practiced Friday night, and could return to action as soon as Saturday against the Bucks. Carroll figures to resume his role as the Raptors’ starting small forward upon his return.
Dec 22, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) was able to practice Monday, and could return to the lineup later this week, the Toronto Sun reports.He won’t be on the court Tuesday when the Raptors host the Mavs, but Saturday’s game in Milwaukee hasn’t been ruled out depending on how Valanciunas responds to contact. The team has lacked an offensive presence in the paint while the center has been sidelined, but given the nature of his injury and the length of his absence, don’t expect Valanciunas to make an immediate impact when he does return.
Dec 22, 2015Patrick PattersonOUTIllnessPatterson is dealing with flu-like symptoms and will not return to Tuesday’s game against the Mavericks.There weren’t any reports prior to the game indicating Patterson was dealing with any sort of sickness, but whatever he’s come down with is affecting him enough that he’ll sit out the rest of Tuesday’s outing. Patterson went scoreless (0-2 3Pt) with one steal and a turnover in eight minutes of action. He should now be considered questionable for Saturday’s game against the Bucks, although considering he’ll have three full days of rest, it seems likely that he’ll be ready to go.
Dec 22, 2015James JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson is nursing a left ankle sprain and has been ruled out for Tuesday’s game against the Mavericks.Considering that the Raptors won’t play again until Saturday in Milwaukee, Johnson could have enough time to rest up and might end up missing just one game with the ailment. With DeMarre Carroll (knee) still out, Terrence Ross will start at small forward will likely be forced to shoulder a very large burden on the wing Tuesday.
Dec 21, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) has been cleared to return to practice.Valanciunas has been sidelined since suffering the fracture in his hand on Nov. 20 against the Lakers, but his clearance for practice suggests a return is on the horizon. The young center has been taking part in extensive cardio and conditioning work during his month-long absence, so if he experiences no issues with his hand in Tuesday’s morning shootaround, he could be available to play as soon as later that evening against the Mavericks.
Dec 20, 2015DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll is expected to receive a checkup on his bruised right knee at some point later this week, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.If all goes well during Carroll’s appointment with the doctor, he could be cleared to resume practicing. The 29-year-old has missed the last seven games while nursing the injury, forcing the Raptors to turn to James Johnson and Terrence Ross for more minutes at small forward.
Dec 20, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas will visit a doctor later this week for a checkup on his fractured left hand, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Valanciunas is hopeful to receive clearance to resume practicing next week, which would likely put him on track for a late December or early January return. The center has been sidelined for about a month with the injury, paving the way for Bismack Biyombo to enter the starting lineup and see about 30 minutes per game.
Dec 17, 2015DeMar DeRozanday-to-dayHipDeRozan left Thursday’s game against the Hornets due to a right hip injury and is questionable to return.
Dec 14, 2015DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) is traveling with the Raptors during their three-game road trip that begins Monday in Indiana, but he’s not considered likely to make an appearance at any point, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.The Raptors are still listing Carroll as out indefinitely, as the small forward has yet to resume cardio workouts since being sidelined with the bruised right knee. Terrence Ross and James Johnson are slated to continue receiving steady minutes while Carroll is sidelined. Those in deeper leagues should continue to stash Carroll on the bench or in a DL spot.
Dec 14, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) will travel with the Raptors during their three-game road trip that begins Monday in Indiana, but is highly unlikely to make an appearance at any point, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Valanciunas noted that he’s still experiencing pain in one of his injured fingers and hasn’t resumed practicing yet. He’s about halfway through his recovery timetable and shouldn’t be expected back until early January.
Dec 9, 2015Lucas NogueiraOUTAnkleNogueira (ankle) will sit out Wednesday’s game against the Spurs, the Toronto Raptors Official Twitter Account reports.Nogueira’s left ankle sprain that caused him to sit out Monday night is still affecting him. It is yet unclear when he sustained this injury, but in his absence, Bismack Biyombo will continue to receive increased minutes.
Dec 9, 2015DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll (knee) is officially out for Wednesday’s game against the Spurs, the Official Toronto Raptors Twitter Account reports.Carroll is reported to miss an indefinite amount of time due to the right knee contusion. Unless this issue becomes more serious than a bruise, his absence isn’t likely to be very long. Terrence Ross and James Johnson will likely see increased minutes in his absence.
Dec 7, 2015Lucas NogueiraQues FriAnkleNogueira has sustained a sprained left ankle and is questionable to suit up against the Bucks on Friday.
Dec 7, 2015Lucas NogueiraQues SunAnkleNogueira has a sprained left ankle and is questionable to play Sunday against the 76ers.
Dec 7, 2015Lucas NogueiraOUTAnkleNogueira will sit out Monday against the Lakers with a sprained left ankle.It’s still unknown when Nogueira picked up the injury, but he recently started seeing consistent minutes off the bench with at least 16 in each of his past three games. In his absence, Bismack Biyombo will likely see an uptick in playing time.
Dec 7, 2015DeMarre CarrollOUTKneeCarroll will miss an “indefinite” period of time with a right knee bruise, Doug Smith of The Toronto Star reports.It remains unclear exactly when Carroll sustained the injury but he’ll be out nonetheless until further notice. James Johnson will be the immediate benefactor of his absence, starting Monday against the Lakers.
Dec 7, 2015Lucas NogueiraQues WedAnkleNogueira has sustained a sprained left ankle and is questionable to suit up against the Spurs on Wednesday.
Dec 7, 2015Lucas NogueiraOut WedAnkleNogueira has sustained a sprained left ankle and will not suit up against the Spurs on Wednesday.
Dec 7, 2015DeMarre CarrollOut indefinitelyKneeCarroll is nursing a right knee contusion and there is no timetable for a return.
Dec 7, 2015Lucas NogueiraOut MonAnkleNogueira has sustained a sprained left ankle and will not suit up against the Lakers on Monday.
Dec 2, 2015James JohnsonProb ThursAchillesJohnson is expected to play Thursday against the Nuggets despite a sore left Achilles.
Dec 2, 2015James JohnsonQues ThursAchillesJohnson is questionable to play Thursday against the Nuggets due to a sore left Achilles.
Dec 2, 2015James JohnsonOut WedAchillesJohnson will not play Wednesday against the Hawks due to a sore left Achilles.
Dec 2, 2015James JohnsonOUTAchillesJohnson will miss Wednesday’s game in Atlanta with a soar Achilles.This is the first we are hearing about a sore Achilles for Johnson, who has played in the Raptors last eight games. He is currently averaging 3.7 points, 2.1 boards, and 0.9 assists in 13 minutes per game. His next opportunity to play will be Thursday versus Denver.
Nov 22, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) is set to miss roughly six weeks of action, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.Valanciunas injured his left hand during Friday’s game against the Lakers. X-rays came back and revealed a fracture, but Valanciunas has decided against surgery and will just rehab instead. He’s expected to miss around six weeks of action, although it very well could end up costing him even longer. Bismack Biyombo will get the first crack at replacing him in the starting lineup, but the Raptors are expected to go to a committee approach to make up for his absence. Biyombo, Lucas Nogueira and Patrick Patterson all should see increases in minutes.
Nov 21, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas will not undergo surgery to repair the fracture in his left hand, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.The Raptors didn’t say how long Valanciunas would be out, but considering surgery would likely ended the 23-year-old’s season, this has to be good news for fantasy owners. Bismack Biyombo should see an influx in minutes with Valanciunas sidelined, with Lucas Nogueira or even Patrick Peterson likely seeing additional minutes at center with the second-unit.
Nov 21, 2015Jonas Valanciunasday-to-dayHandValanciunas left Friday nights game against the Lakers after injuring his left hand. He is questionable to return.
Nov 21, 2015Jonas Valanciunasout indefinitlyHandValanciunas left the last game after fracturing the fourth metacarpal in his left hand. There is no timetable for his return.
Nov 21, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOut indefinitelyHandValanciunas has fractured the fourth metacarpal in his left hand and is without a timetable for recovery.
Nov 21, 2015Jonas ValanciunasEarly JanHandValanciunas has fractured the fourth metacarpal in his left hand and is expected to miss six weeks of action.
Nov 21, 2015Jonas ValanciunasEarly JanHandValanciunas has fractured the fourth metacarpal in his left hand and is still about three weeks away from returning.
Nov 20, 2015Terrence RossOUTFingerRoss (finger) will return to action Friday versus the Lakers, Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.Ross has missed the Raptors’ last six games with a hand injury. He was originally expected to miss at least two weeks with the injury, so his return is somewhat of a surprise as it has not been two weeks yet. It is unclear what type of role he will take on in his first game back.
Nov 13, 2015DeMarre CarrollOUTHeelCarroll (heel) is listed as questionable for Friday’s game against the Pelicans,Eric Koreen of the National Post reports.Carroll has missed the last three games while battling plantar fasciitis, an injury that typically requires at least a few days of rest to alleviate. Koreen speculates that Carroll will likely sit out again Friday, though official word from the team won’t come until later in the afternoon.
Nov 11, 2015DeMarre CarrollOUTHeelCarroll (heel) has been ruled out for Wednesday’s matchup with Philadelphia, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Carroll will miss a third straight game due to a plantar fascia injury in his right foot/heel area. Given the nature of the injury, which tends to linger, it’s unclear how many games Carroll could miss. The Raps will also be without Terrence Ross on Wednesday, so they’ll be rather shorthanded on the wing.
Nov 10, 2015DeMarre CarrollOUTHeelCarroll (foot) is listed as questionable for Tuesday’s matchup with the Knicks, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Carroll missed Sunday’s game against the Heat due to plantar fasciitis, and he could be slated to miss a second straight contest. Coach Dwane Casey intimated that Carroll would be a game-time decision, though for what it’s worth, Lewenberg speculates that Carroll will ultimately be held out. If that’s the case, James Johnson would likely make another start in his place.
Nov 10, 2015Terrence RossOut indefinitelyThumbRoss has sustained ligament damage in his left thumb and will miss an undetermined amount of time.
Nov 10, 2015Terrence RossOUTFingerRoss has been diagnosed with a ligament injury to his left thumb and has no timetable established for his return.Ross sat out Tuesday’s 111-109 loss to the Knicks with the injury, and it appears he’ll be out indefinitely until the Raptors get a full handle on the nature of his injury. For the time being, it appears safe to rule him out for Wednesday’s game against the 76ers, and at least the next few games to follow. With Ross out of commission and DeMarre Carroll day-to-day with plantar fasciitis on his right heel, the Raptors are suddenly short on depth at the wing spots. Their absences should pave the way for more playing time in the short term for James Johnson, who started and played 29 minutes Tuesday.
Nov 10, 2015Terrence RossOUTFingerRoss (thumb/wrist) will be out at least two weeks, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.He suffered the ligament injury in Monday’s workout and will be out until at least the last week of November. James Johnson started and played 29 minutes in Tuesday’s competition and figures to continue to see solid run in the short term.
Nov 10, 2015Terrence RossOUTFingerRoss won’t play Tuesday against the Knicks due to a sprained left thumb, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Considering he makes most of his hay as a shooter, a lengthy absence could be in store for Ross. However, unless the Raptors suggest otherwise, Ross will remain day-to-day ahead of Wednesday’s game against the 76ers.
Nov 10, 2015DeMarre CarrollOUTHeelCarroll (plantar fasciitis) won’t suit up Tuesday against the Knicks, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Carroll has come down with plantar fasciitis on his right heel, which will force a second consecutive absence. In his place, James Johnson will earn another start at small forward. Carroll’s next chance to return arrives Wednesday at Philadelphia, but because of the lingering nature of his injury, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he sat out again.
Nov 8, 2015DeMarre CarrollOUTFootCarroll (foot) will sit out of Sunday’s game against the Heat, Ethan Skolnick of the Miami Herald reports.Carroll is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his heel and he’ll get the night off Sunday in order to further recover. With Carroll out, Terrence Ross will likely be the main beneficiary and move into the starting lineup in his place. James Johnson and Anthony Bennett could also see an uptick in minutes. The Raptors play the Knicks on Tuesday, so consider Carroll questionable for that game as well.
Nov 7, 2015DeMarre CarrollOUTFootCarroll (foot) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Heat, Chris O’Leary of the Toronto Star reports.Carroll has apparently been battling a case of plantar fasciitis for the last week-and-a-half, per coach Dwane Casey. While Carroll is yet to miss any time, he may have to sit out a game or two in an effort to quell the injury. If Carroll is ultimately held out, the Raptors would likely insert Terrence Ross into the starting lineup.
Oct 29, 2015DeMarre CarrollOUTElbowCarroll suffered a left elbow contusion in the first quarter of Wednesday’s win over the Pacers, the Toronto Sun reports.He took a hard fall while driving to the rim, but quickly returned to action after being checked out and Carroll ended up playing 41 minutes in the game. The bruise likely contributed to his poor shooting performance (5-14 FG, 3-6 FT), but given that he also held Paul George to 4-of-17 shooting on the defensive end, the Raptors can’t be displeased with the overall effort shown by their big free agent signing. Expect Carroll to be in the starting lineup Friday against the Celtics.
Oct 28, 2015Lucas NogueiraOUTHamstringNogueira (hamstring) is inactive for Wednesday’s season opener against the Pacers.A hamstring injury limited Nogueira throughout the preseason, and it sounds as though he might still be slowed by the injury. Even when he returns to full health, Nogueira’s low standing on the Raptors’ depth chart won’t afford him many minutes off the bench.
Oct 13, 2015Lucas NogueiraOUTHamstringNogueira (hamstring) remained on the sidelines during Monday’s preseason win over the Timberwolves.Nogueira has missed all four of the Raptors’ preseason contests to date, and it’s not certain if he’ll receive clearance to return to the court before the exhibition schedule concludes.
Oct 13, 2015Terrence RossOUTAnkleRoss (ankle) won’t travel with the team for its preseason game in Ottawa on Wednesday against the Timberwolves, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Ross rolled his surgically repaired left ankle during Monday’s win over Minnesota, and he’ll stay back for treatment as the team makes a trip to Ottawa for a rematch. At this point, the injury doesn’t appear to be serious enough to impact Ross’ regular-season status.
Oct 12, 2015Terrence RossOUTAnkleHead coach Paul Casey said Ross tweaked an ankle in Monday’s preseason game, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Casey did not say if Ross injured his right ankle or the left ankle that he underwent surgery on earlier this year, but either way, Ross did not exit Tuesday’s contest at 100 percent. It remains to be seen if the injury will cost Ross any game action, but the Raptors figure to be cautious with him with a couple weeks of preseason remaining.
Oct 10, 2015Anthony BennettOUTAnkleBennett returned to practice after rolling his ankle in Thursday’s game.Bennett is looking to rejuvenate his career for his hometown team after a rocky start playing for the Cavaliers and the Timberwolves. The former number one pick will likely start with a bench role for the Raptors and look to earn his playing time. His preseason performance will play a factor in the teams confidence in him, so it’s good news that he’s returned to practice.
Oct 9, 2015Kyle LowryOUTGroinLowry dropped 25 points (8-13 FG, 4-6 3PT, 5-6 FT) and six assists in a win over the Lakers on Thursday.Lowry missed the Raptors second preseason game with some groin soreness, so the 25-point performance is definitely a good sign. After posting career highs across the board last year, Lowry should have the keys to the Raptors offense once again. After struggling earlier in his career, Lowry has really blossomed into a special player and he credits it to staying healthy. He’ll need to do just that to live up to expectations this season.
Oct 6, 2015Kyle LowryOUTGroinLowry didn’t play in Monday’s preseason game against the Warriors due to some slight groin soreness, the Toronto Star reports.Lowry looked fine the night before against the Clippers, so this was likely just precautionary on the part of the Raptors. He should be fine once the regular season begins.
Oct 6, 2015OUTAnkleToupane sat out Monday’s preseason game against the Warriors with a sore right ankle.The Raptors were playing the second game of a back-to-back set, so the team likely was just keeping Toupane out as a precaution. The 6-foot-7 wing from France has slim odds of cracking the Raptors’ opening night roster.
Oct 4, 2015Anthony BennettOUTShoulderBennett is likely to miss tonight’s preseason opener against the Clippers, Eric Koreen of the National Post reports.Bennett hyperextended his shoulder in practice and will probably take the night off to rest it. The injury doesn’t seem like anything to serious, and the former first-overall pick should be good to go by the beginning of the regular season.
Oct 4, 2015James JohnsonOUTAchillesJohnson (Achilles) will not play in the Raptors’ first exhibition game on Sunday, James Bolch of the L.A. Times reports.Johnson has a sore Achilles tendon. He had a fluctuating role last year, and this year he isn’t expected to have much of a role behind DeMarre Carroll and Terrence Ross, or tangible fantasy value.
Oct 4, 2015Lucas NogueiraOUTHamstringNogueira (hamstring) will not play in the Raptors’ exhibition game on Sunday, Ben Bolch of the L.A. Times reports.Nogueira’s sitting out with a sore hamstring is likely a precautionary measure. He is buried on the depth chart at center behind Jonas Valaciunas, Luis Scola, and Bismack Biyombo, so it’s unlikely he’d provide much fantasy value.
Sep 9, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTIllnessValanciunas sat out Wednesday’s Eurobasket game against Estonia with an illness, the Eurobasket official site reports.Valanciunas should be fine in short order, but where the biggest question mark truly lies with the big man is in his role with the Raptors this season. Coach Dwane Casey barely played Valanciunas in fourth quarters last season because he didn’t trust the center to matchup well with the smaller lineups other teams were running, and if Casey follows that train of thought again this season, Valanciunas could end up playing limited minutes once again.
Aug 23, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTGroinValanciunas worked with Jack Sikma this offseason and improved the range on his jump shot, Postmedia Network reports.Valanciunas expanding his range is great, but his biggest impediment to big playing time has been his defense, and in some ways, just being too big and traditional of a frontcourt player. Coach Dwane Casey told NBA.com that the league trend is go small at the end of games and that the Raptors have to match that. There isn’t too much to read between the lines there, but it sounds like the Raptors are planning on continuing to play the matchup game again this season and will likely continue to put Valanciunas on the bench at the end of games in order to play a smaller lineup.
Aug 20, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTGroinValanciunas has signed a contract extension with the Raptors, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.The deal has reportedly been finalized and could be officially announced by the team as early as Thursday. The terms of the contract have not yet been released, but Valanciunas will remain in Toronto. The 23-year-old averaged 12.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.4 steals, and 1.2 blocks in 26 minutes through 80 games during the 2014-15 season.
Aug 20, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTGroinThe deal reported earlier Thursday has been finalized, as the Raptors and Valanciunas agreed to a four-year $64 million contract extension, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.As expected, the team officially announced the agreement with Valanciunas Thursday. The former fifth overall pick has averaged 10.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 26 minutes in three seasons with Toronto, and the team plans on keeping their big man around for at least another four seasons.
Aug 17, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTGroinValanciunas appeared to tweak his groin in an exhibition match with Team Lithuania on Wednesday, Stephen Brotherston of ProBballReport.com reports. “Nothing bad happened. Tomorrow we will see how it really is but I think all is fine,” Valanciunas added.Valanciunas finished the game with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks in 19 minutes. He reportedly slipped under the basket, but refused follow-up testing, dismissing the injury’s severity. His international team will play on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. Valanciunas may be limited as a precaution.
Jun 23, 2015Terrence RossOUTAnkleRoss (ankle) was seen working out in Toronto on Tuesday, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Ross underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle in late-May, and he remains without a return timetable. The team has not provided much in the way of an update, but the expectation is that the athletic wing will be ready by the time training camp rolls around in the fall.
May 23, 2015Terrence RossOUTAnkleRoss (ankle) underwent surgery Friday to remove bone spurs and loose bodies and has no timetable to return to basketball activities.Even though Ross was hampered by his ankle in the playoffs, he still saw more minutes per game than in the regular season, which couldn’t have been good for his ankle’s rehab. It’s unlikely this surgery will take any kind of bite out of the next regular season, but it’s still something to check up on in preseason.
Apr 23, 2015Kyle LowryOUTLower LegLowry (leg) practiced in full Thursday and will play in Friday’s Game 3 against the Wizards, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Lowry left Game 2 in the fourth quarter with a shin bruise, but he said Thursday that his leg is fine and should not affect his status going forward. The All-Star has struggled mightily through the series’ first two games, scoring just 13 total points on 5-of-20 shooting. He fouled out of Game 1 in 33 minutes and picked up four personals in 27 minutes in Game 2.
Apr 21, 2015Kyle Lowryday-to-dayAnkleLowry is questionable to return to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Wizards due to an ankle injury.
Apr 21, 2015Kyle LowryQues FriAnkleLowry left Game 2 with a left shin contusion and did not return. He is questionable for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Wizards.
Apr 21, 2015Kyle LowryProb FriAnkleLowry left Game 2 with a left shin contusion and did not return. He is expected to play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Wizards.
Apr 15, 2015DeMar DeRozanDoub WedGroinDeRozan is nursing a groin injury and will likely miss Wednesday’s game against the Hornets.
Apr 15, 2015Amir JohnsonProb WedAnkleJohnson will likely play against the Hornets on Wednesday despite an ankle injury.
Apr 15, 2015DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (groin) expects to play Wednesday against the Hornets, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.DeRozan sat out of Tuesday’s game with a sore groin, but it appears the issue was relatively minor. His move into the starting lineup would likely bump Greivis Vasquez back to the bench if he indeed suits up as expected.
Apr 15, 2015DeMar DeRozanProb WedGroinDeRozan is nursing a groin injury but is expected to be ready for Wednesday’s game against the Hornets.
Apr 15, 2015DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (groin) will play Wednesday against the Hornets, Eric Smith of SportsNet reports.DeRozan sat out Tuesday due to a sore groin but will return Wednesday as the Raptors look to capture the third spot in the East. Since they hold the tiebreaker with Chicago, they’ll need a Bulls loss, coupled with a win of their own, to have a chance to move up.
Apr 14, 2015DeMar DeRozanDoub TuesRestDeRozan is expected to be rested for Tuesday’s game against the Celtics.
Apr 14, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) will play in Tuesday’s game but he will come off the bench, the Toronto Sun’s Mike Ganter reports.Considering this is the first game of a back-to-back to finish the season, it would not be surprising if the Raptors held Johnson out Wednesday. Tyler Hansbrough gets the start Tuesday.
Apr 14, 2015DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (rest) will not play in Tuesday’s game, the Toronto Sun’s Mike Ganter reports.This is a bit of a surprise move, as DeRozan is believed to be healthy. However, it is the first game of a back-to-back to end the season, so it’s about that time to rest up and get ready for the playoffs. Greivis Vasquez will get the start at shooting guard Tuesday and DeRozan should be considered questionable for Wednesday’s game.
Apr 14, 2015DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan missed Tuesday’s game with a sore groin, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.The Raptors said DeRozan probably could have played Tuesday if it were a playoff game, but naturally with a playoff spot in hand and the regular season a day from being over, they played it safe. Consider DeRozan highly questionable for Wednesday’s game.
Apr 13, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) is considered questionable for Tuesday’s game, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Johnson said his ankle is nearing 100 percent and noted that if the playoffs started Monday, he would be playing. However, the team will continue to treat the situation with caution, and they’ll wait until Tuesday to rule Johnson in or out. Tyler Hansbrough has started the last four games in Johnson’s place.
Apr 11, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) won’t suit up Saturday at Miami, the Miami Herald reports.Johnson is missing his fourth game in a row due to a right ankle sprain. In his stead, Tyler Hansbrough could very well garner another start. Johnson’s next chance to play will arrive Tuesday in Boston.
Apr 11, 2015Terrence RossOUTAnkleRoss (ankle) will suit up for Saturday’s contest at Miami, Sportsnet reports.Ross sustained a sore left ankle Friday but will nonetheless take the floor Saturday. In five games this month, he’s averaged eight points (on 38 percent shooting), 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 three-pointers, and 0.8 steals in 24 minutes.
Apr 11, 2015Terrence RossQues SatAnkleRoss suffered an ankle injury and is questionable for Saturday’s game against the Heat.
Apr 11, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) is out Saturday, but if it was a playoff game, he would take the court, the Toronto Sun reports.Johnson put in a full workout in pregame warmups both Friday and Saturday, but the Raptors are merely exercising caution to ensure he’s as healthy as possible for the postseason. In his place, Tyler Hansbrough is once again getting the nod at power forward.
Apr 10, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) went through a full shootaround Friday but remains unlikely to play against the Magic, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.The Raptors will be careful with Johnson, who’s missed the last two games, as the goal, of course, is to have him healthy for the playoffs. He told reporters he was “feeling good” after shootaround, and he hopes to be able to play Saturday in Miami. Following that game, the Raptors head to Boston on Tuesday before finishing out the season at home Wednesday against Charlotte.
Apr 10, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) called himself a gametime decision for Friday’s matchup with Orlando, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Lowry went through the entirety of shootaround, which is certainly a good sign, but it’s no guarantee he’ll return Friday after missing the last seven contests. Check back after pregame warmups for a more definitive update. If Lowry is a no-go, Greivis Vasquez will continue to start in his place.
Apr 10, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) is in the starting lineup for Friday’s game against the Magic.Lowry has sat out the last seven games to rest a persistent back injury, but after going through a full practice Thursday and shootaround Friday, he’ll return to face the Magic. Lowry will get the start at point guard, pushing Greivis Vasquez to the bench.
Apr 10, 2015Terrence RossOUTAnkleRoss has a sore left ankle and will not return to Friday’s game.He had seven points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes before exiting. Should Ross miss further time James Johnson or Louis Williams could see an increased role.
Apr 10, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) will not be inserted in Friday’s game against the Magic, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Johnson should be considered day-to-day moving forward as he looks to rest his oft-injured ankle ahead of the playoffs. His next opportunity to make a return will be against the Heat on Saturday.
Apr 10, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) is likely to return to the lineup Friday against the Magic, the Toronto Sun reports.Lowry reiterated after shootaround that he’s a game-time decision, but he said as of Friday morning his back feels good. “As of right now, I feel good. We’ll see how my body reacts when game-time comes and I’ll have a decision by then,” Lowry said. “It feels way better, I think last time I rushed it and this time I took my time and honestly it was still hurting until about a week ago – a couple of days ago – now, it’s starting to feel a little bit better so I’m a little bit more confident, optimistic of what my back can do.” While coach Dwane Casey said Lowry looked “good” in shootaround, he cautioned that it may take a few games for the All-Star to return to form. “He’s not going to come back to the old Kyle, it’s going to take some time, some minutes to get his legs back, to get his conditioning back, but that’s what we’ve got to put him out there to get (ready) for next week,” Casey said.
Apr 9, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) is questionable for Friday’s game against the Magic, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Lowry continues to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis while he nurses a back injury that’s plagued him since last month. The goal is to ensure he’s ready for a playoff run, so the Raptors won’t be shy about holding him out if he’s still experiencing discomfort. Lowry, himself, said he’s unsure of his status. “It’s a possibility,” he said, noting that he’ll know more once he wakes up Friday morning.
Apr 8, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Hornets, Eric Smith of Sportsnet reports.Johnson is battling an ankle injury, which kept him out of Saturday’s game against the Celtics. TSN reported earlier in the week that Johnson is without a timetable, and with the playoffs approaching the Raptors will be very careful in bringing him back, as the goal is obviously to have him ready for the postseason. Coach Dwane Casey said that he’s leaning toward starting Tyler Hansbrough in Johnson’s place.
Apr 8, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) will not play against the Hornets, Eric Smith of Sportsnet reports.Lowry continues to be limited by a back injury, and he’s been a partial participant at recent practices. After Tuesday’s session, coach Dwane Casey noted that Lowry is still experiencing soreness, and at this point he’s without a return date.
Apr 7, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) has no timetable for a return to action, TSN Sports reports.Johnson’s sprained ankle already forced one DNP on Saturday, but he was moving far better during Tuesday’s practice than at any point since suffering the injury Friday. While another absence is likely, he should be considered highly questionable to play Wednesday. If he remains on the pine, Tyler Hansbrough could receive his second consecutive start.
Apr 7, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) likely won’t return Wednesday at Charlotte. After Tuesday’s practice, coach Dwane Casey said, “It’s still sore. He’s probably not going to go tomorrow.”Thus, Lowry’s absence is expected to extend to seven games, and nine out of the past 10, due to back spasms. Until he returns, Greivis Vasquez will continue to handle point guard duties.
Apr 6, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) didn’t take part in Monday’s practice, TSN Sports reports.Johnson initially sustained a sprained ankle Friday, which held him out Saturday against the Celtics. Coach Dwane Casey mentioned after Monday’s practice that Johnson is having difficulty placing pressure on the afflicted region, meaning the big man doesn’t seem like a great bet to play Wednesday. If Johnson remains out, Tyler Hansbrough could receive his second start in a row.
Apr 6, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back), who was a limited at Monday’s practice, didn’t take part in contact drills, TSN Sports reports.Lowry’s participation level remains a discouraging prospect, fantasy-wise, but the team will await news of his level of health Tuesday before making a call on his availability for Wednesday’s outing in Charlotte. Until he’s trending toward active status in a game, though, his contributions, or lack thereof, can’t be trusted.
Apr 4, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) won’t play Saturday against the Celtics, TSN Sports reports.After suffering an ankle sprain Friday, Johnson will reside on the pine Saturday. In his place, Patrick Patterson is the best bet to enter the starting five, while James Johnson should pick up additional minutes. In the meantime, Amir’s next opportunity to play arrives Wednesday in Charlotte.
Apr 4, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) won’t return Saturday against the Celtics, TSN Sports reports.Lowry’s timetable for a return remains without a definitive date, meaning Greivis Vasquez will continue to man the point. The Raptors next take the court Wednesday at Charlotte.
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonOut SatAnkleJohnson has missed the last three games with an ankle injury and will not play Saturday against the Heat.
Apr 3, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) will return at some point prior to the playoffs, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Coach Dwane Casey said he hopes to have Lowry back soon, but he noted that the team will not rush the All-Star back. Casey confirmed Lowry will be back before the playoffs, however, so that means sometime within the next 12 days. Following Friday’s game against the Nets, the Raptors play Saturday (Boston), Wednesday (Charlotte) and Friday (Orlando).
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonQues SatAnkleJohnson has missed the last three games with an ankle injury and is questionable to play Saturday against the Heat.
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonOut FriAnkleJohnson is dealing with an ankle injury and has missed the last two games. He will not suit up Friday against the Magic.
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonDoub TuesAnkleJohnson has missed the last four games with an ankle injury and is not expected to return Tuesday against the Celtics.
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonOut indefinitelyAnkleJohnson is dealing with an ankle injury and will miss an unknown length of time.
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonOut SatAnkleJohnson left Friday’s game with an ankle injury and will not play Saturday against the Celtics.
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonDoub WedAnkleJohnson missed the last game with an ankle injury and is unlikely to play Wednesday against the Hornets.
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonQues TuesAnkleJohnson has missed the last four games with an ankle injury and is questionable to play Tuesday against the Celtics.
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonQues WedAnkleJohnson missed the last game with an ankle injury and is questionable to play Wednesday against the Hornets.
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson suffered an ankle sprain in Friday’s game against the Nets and will not return.While Johnson will miss the remainder of Friday’s contest, a sprained ankle is a mild injury compared to other possibilities. While his status for Saturday’s contest could come into question because of the issue, a sprain (depending on severity) could make him miss just minimal time.
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonQues SatAnkleJohnson left Friday’s game after sustaining an ankle injury and is questionable for Saturday’s game against the Celtics.
Apr 3, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) won’t play Friday against the Nets, Andy Vazquez of The Record reports.Lowry reportedly won’t rush a return to the court, leaving him with an open-ended timetable. He won’t rejoin the lineup Friday, making his next chance to return Saturday against the Celtics.
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonProb TuesAnkleJohnson has missed the last four games with an ankle injury but will be available Tuesday against the Celtics.
Apr 3, 2015Amir JohnsonDoub WedAnkleJohnson is dealing with an ankle injury and is not expected to play Wednesday against the Hornets.
Apr 1, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) is with the team in Minnesota for Wednesday’s game, but he will not play, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports. Lowry is unlikely to play Friday in Brooklyn, as well.Lowry has missed the last three games, and five of the last six, while continuing to nurse the back injury that’s plagued him throughout the second half of the season. Greivis Vasquez will continue to fill in for Lowry, who is unlikely to return until he’s 100 percent, as the Raptors’ top priority is having their All-Star ready for the playoffs.
Mar 30, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) is not playing Monday and will be out indefinitely as he continues to try and return from the back injury that will keep him our for a fifth contest out of the Raptors’ last six games. “He’s hurt,” coach Dwane Casey said. “It’s not just something where he’s sore.”Lowry should be considered highly questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Timberwolves. Greivis Vasquez has modest value in Lowry’s absence, but with DeMar DeRozan handling the ball so much, Vasquez best skill (passing) has been muted on the Raptors.
Mar 30, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) won’t play Monday against the Rockets, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Lowry’s streak of missed games will extend to three, while he will also skip his fifth of the past six contests. He’s currently on an open-ended timetable because of the issue, so he can’t be ruled out, nor counted on for Wednesday’s game against the Timberwolves at this point.
Mar 27, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) will not play Friday against the Lakers, Eric Koreen of the National Post reports.As expected, Lowry will sit out Friday as he continues to battle back spasms. The Raptors said Wednesday that Lowry is without a timetable to return, so it’s certainly possible that he could miss multiple games down the stretch, as playoff health is the team’s top priority.
Mar 25, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back spasms) has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game against the Bulls.He left Tuesday’s game after suffering the back spasms in the first half, and with it being the second night of a back-to-back, it does not come as a surprise that they are holding him out. Look for Lowry to attempt to return for Friday’s game. Greivis Vasquez becomes a strong play in daily leagues Wednesday in Lowry’s absence.
Mar 25, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry is having tests done on his back by the Raptors’ doctors, and there is no timetable for his return.Lowry tried to return from a two-game absence for Tuesday’s game, but he lasted just 11 minutes before being forced out of the game with back spasms. He originally suffered a back contusion after taking a hard fall against the Timberwolves last Wednesday. If you’re fighting to make it to the next round of your fantasy playoffs in a league with daily moves, Lowry should be dropped, but if you can otherwise stash him and still survive, he should return at some point.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) will play and start in Tuesday’s game against the Pistons.Lowry missed Toronto’s previous two games with a back contusion but managed to practice Monday and will assume his normal role at the helm of the Raptors offense. However, there’s slight concern that he may not be playing his normal 34.8 minutes Tuesday, although he’s still worth the play since he can compile significant production in limited minutes.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle LowryDoub WedBackLowry left Tuesday’s game due to back spasms and is not expected to play Wednesday against the Bulls.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle LowryOut WedBackLowry left Tuesday’s game due to back spasms and will not play Wednesday against the Bulls.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle LowryProb FriBackLowry continues to deal with back spasms but is expected to be in the lineup for Friday’s game against the Magic.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle Lowryday-to-dayBackLowry will not return to Tuesday’s game against the Pistons due to back spasms.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry will not return to Tuesday’s game against the Pistons after suffering from back spasms in the first half.Lowry came into Tuesday’s game with a back contusion and it seems likely that the same injury was re-aggravated after just 11 minutes on the court. Greivis Vasquez should see extra playing time yet again moving forward as Lowry’s availability for Wednesday’s game against the Bulls is not looking good.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle LowryOut indefinitelyBackLowry continues to deal with back spasms and it is unclear when he will return to action.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle LowryDoub WedBackLowry will likely miss his fourth-straight game Wednesday against the Timberwolves due to back spasms.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle LowryOut FriBackLowry is dealing with back spasms and did not play Wednesday. He is expected to miss Friday’s game against the Lakers.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle LowryDoub FriBackLowry is dealing with back spasms and did not play Wednesday. He is expected to miss Friday’s game against the Lakers.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle LowryDoub MonBackLowry is dealing with back spasms and has missed the last two games. He is unlikely to return Monday against the Rockets.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle LowryQues MonBackLowry is dealing with back spasms and has missed the last two games. He is questionable to return Monday against the Rockets.
Mar 24, 2015Kyle LowryOut MonBackLowry will miss his third-straight game Monday against the Rockets due to back spasms.
Mar 23, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) participated in practice Monday, but remains questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Pistons.Lowry suffered the back issue last Wednesday, and has yet to take the court since. His return to practice Monday is promising, but more light should be shed on the situation Tuesday.
Mar 22, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back contusion) will not play Sunday against the Knicks.Lowry was active for the Raptors previous game against the Bulls, but did not actually get in the game. His back injury is obviously still lingering, so it would make sense for the Raptors to let him rest. Continue to consider him day-to-day going forward and look for Greivis Vasquez to fill in a the point guard spot in his absence.
Mar 21, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) was active for Friday’s game against the Bulls but never actually took the court.Lowry should be considered day-to-day moving forward as he continues to deal with a back injury. Greivis Vasquez is in line to make another start if Lowry is unable to play in Sunday’s game against the Knicks.
Mar 21, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) is questionable for Sunday’s game against New York, according to head coach Dwane Casey.Lowry was active for Friday’s contest but never took the floor. He has been dealing with a number of ailments over the past month, causing him to miss four games since the end of February. If he’s unable to go Sunday, Greivis Vasquez will likely make another start at point guard.
Mar 20, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) will be a game-time decision for Friday’s game against the Bulls.Lowry, who was questionable coming in, did not go through shootaround, and coach Dwane Casey said he’ll be a true game-time call. If Lowry is held out, Greivis Vasquez will likely re-enter the starting lineup.
Mar 20, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) is active Friday against the Bulls but will come off the bench behind Greivis Vasquez.Lowry is dealing with a back injury and it doesn’t seem that he’s at full health. It’s unclear just how much time he’ll see on the court, making him a risky option across all formats Friday.
Mar 19, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry (back) is considered questionable to play Friday against the Bulls, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Lowry left Wednesday’s game with soreness in his lower-back, but it looks to be nothing serious, as coach Dwane Casey gave him a “50/50” chance to play versus the Bulls. Lowry’s back is still sore Thursday, so the team likely won’t provide an update on his status until Friday’s shootaround.
Mar 18, 2015Kyle LowryQues FriBackLowry left Wednesday’s game due to a back contusion and is questionable Friday against the Bulls.
Mar 18, 2015Kyle LowryProb TuesBackLowry is dealing with a back contusion and has sat out the last two games. He is expected return Tuesday against the Pistons.
Mar 18, 2015Tyler HansbroughOUTHipHansbrough suffered a left hip contusion Wednesday against the Timberwolves but will be available for the remainder of the game.After leaving the court with 7:03 left in the second quarter, Hansbrough had accrued four points (1-2 FG, 2-2 FT) and one rebound in eight minutes. With plenty of time to make another appearance, he’ll likely make his presence felt during the second half when his number in the frontcourt rotation is called.
Mar 18, 2015Terrence RossOUTBackRoss (back) will be active and available for Wednesday’s game against the Timberwolves.Ross came down with back spasms in the second half of Monday’s win over Indiana, limiting him to nine points and one rebound in 21 minutes. He’s apparently moved past the issue and will be available Wednesday night.
Mar 18, 2015Kyle LowryQues SunBackLowry is dealing with a back contusion and did not play Friday. He is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Knicks.
Mar 18, 2015Kyle LowryQues WedBackLowry is questionable to return to Wednesday’s game against the Timberwolves due to a back injury.
Mar 18, 2015Kyle LowryOUTBackLowry left the court favoring his hip or lower back during the third quarter of Wednesday’s game versus the Timberwolves and won’t return, TSN Sports reports.The extent of the injury is not yet known, but the Raptors are apt to provide an update in short order. Prior to his departure, he notched nine points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, and three rebounds in 26 minutes.
Mar 18, 2015Kyle LowryQues TuesBackLowry is dealing with a back contusion and has sat out the last two games. He is questionable to return Tuesday against the Pistons.
Mar 18, 2015Kyle Lowryday-to-dayBackLowry will not return to Wednesday’s game against the Timberwolves due to a back contusion.
Mar 18, 2015Kyle LowryOut SunBackLowry is dealing with a back contusion and did not play Friday. He will miss Sunday’s game against the Knicks.
Mar 17, 2015Terrence RossQues WedBackRoss left Monday’s game against the Pacers with back spasms. He is considered questionable to play Wednesday against the Timberwolves.
Mar 16, 2015Terrence RossOUTBackRoss (back) will miss the remainder of Monday’s game at Indiana.Prior to coming down with back spasms, Ross contributed nine points (3-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt) and one rebound in 21 minutes. Consider him questionable for Wednesday’s outing against the Timberwolves.
Mar 14, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTPaternityValanciunas (paternity) is expected to play Sunday against Portland, the Toronto Sun reports.Valanciunas missed Friday’s game against the Heat after attending the birth of his son Thursday. Since he’s not injured, all inclinations are that he’ll assume his normal role in the starting lineup Sunday.
Mar 13, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTPaternityValanciunas will not play in Friday’s game following the birth of his son Thursday, the Miami Herald’s Joseph Goodman reports.Amir Johnson, Patrick Patterson and Tyler Hansbrough should handle the bulk of the minutes in the frontcourt with Valanciunas out. Presumably he will be available for the Raptors’ next game Sunday at home, but owners will want to check on that on the day of the game.
Mar 6, 2015Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry (rest) took part in an optional workout on Thursday, and could return to the lineup on Friday against the Hornets, the Toronto Star reports.Raptors’ coach Dwane Casey wouldn’t commit to anything beyond saying they would see how Lowry felt on Friday, the point guard himself is clearly itching to get back in the lineup after being a spectator to a tough loss Wednesday to the Cavs. If he is in uniform Friday, expect him to come out firing.
Mar 6, 2015Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry (rest) will play Friday against the Hornets, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Lowry said all along that his plan was to sit out three games and return in Charlotte, and it appears that’s what will happen after he went through a successful workout Thursday. Prior to the absence, Lowry struggled shooting the ball, but he’s expected to return refreshed, and his numbers could see a mild boost. With Lowry back, Greivis Vasquez will shift back to a bench role.
Mar 4, 2015Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry (rest) will not play Wednesday against the Cavaliers.The Raptors continue to rest their starting point guard, who is banged up with a handful of minor injuries, including a potentially dislocated finger. Greivis Vasquez will make another start in Lowry’s place, and Lowry should be considered questionable for Friday’s game in Charlotte.
Mar 4, 2015Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry (rest) remains questionable to play Wednesday against the Cavs, Sam Amico of Fox Sports reports.Lowry has sat out the last two games while nursing several minor injuries, and coach Dwane Casey indicated that he could be held out the rest of the week. At this point, it looks like he might end up a true game-time decision, and if he’s held out again, Greivis Vasquez will make another start.
Mar 2, 2015Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry (rest) will miss Monday’s game, and could be out for the rest of the week, the Toronto Sun’s Ryan Wolstat reports.Lowry, who coach Dwane Casey said is dealing with an abrasion on his hand that may be infected, as well as a possibly dislocated finger, intimated the priority is being healthy for the playoffs, so Wolstat speculated that Lowry could miss a few more games after Monday. With this level of uncertainty, it would be advisable to leave Lowry on the bench in weekly leagues. Greivis Vasquez could be a sneaky add this week as he would figure to start any further games that Lowry misses.
Mar 1, 2015Kyle LowryOut MonRestLowry is dealing with nagging injuries and general soreness and will be held out of Monday’s game against the 76ers to rest.
Mar 1, 2015Kyle LowryQues MonUndisclosedLowry missed last game with an undisclosed injury and is questionable to play Monday against the 76ers.
Mar 1, 2015Kyle LowryDoub WedRestLowry is dealing with nagging injuries and general soreness and has been rested for the last two games. He is not expected to return Wednesday against the Cavaliers.
Mar 1, 2015Kyle LowryOut WedRestLowry is dealing with nagging injuries and general soreness and has been rested for the last two games. He will not return Wednesday against the Cavaliers.
Mar 1, 2015Kyle LowryQues WedRestLowry is dealing with nagging injuries and general soreness and has been rested for the last two games. He is questionable to return Wednesday against the Cavaliers.
Mar 1, 2015Kyle LowryQues FriRestLowry is dealing with nagging injuries and general soreness and has been rested for the last three games. He is questionable to return Friday against the Hornets.
Mar 1, 2015Kyle LowryQues MonRestLowry is dealing with nagging injuries and general soreness and could be held out of Monday’s game against the 76ers to rest.
Feb 28, 2015Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry (rest), who sat out Saturday in New York, may miss Monday’s game at Philadelphia as well, TSN Sports reports.Lowry is dealing with a slew of unnamed ailments, and strategic rest will seemingly be employed in the short term to ensure that he’s healthy for the stretch run of the season and ultimately the playoffs. If he remains on the pine Monday, expect Greivis Vasquez to receive another nod at the point.
Feb 28, 2015Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry (rest) won’t play Saturday at New York.In the marathon that is the NBA season, coach Dwane Casey wants to get the injury-prone Lowry some rest at times. Casey will thus slot Greivis Vasquez into the starting five.
Feb 28, 2015Kyle LowryOut SatRestLowry is being given the night to rest and will not play Saturday against the Knicks.
Feb 24, 2015Patrick PattersonOUTKneePatterson (knee) will play Tuesday in Dallas, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.He plays a key role off the bench in Toronto’s frontcourt, and will be back to seeing around 25 minutes per game Tuesday.
Feb 23, 2015Patrick PattersonOut MonKneePatterson will miss Monday’s game against the Pelicans due to a sprained left knee.
Feb 23, 2015Patrick PattersonOUTKneePatterson (knee) won’t be in the lineup on Monday, the Raptors announced.Tyler Hansbrough will likely see additional minutes off the bench, although coach Dwane Casey could also use James Johnson at the four in a smaller lineup.
Feb 23, 2015Louis WilliamsOUTAnkleWilliams (ankle) will play in Monday’s game at New Orleans.Williams took a seat Saturday, after suffering a sprained left ankle during Friday’s game against the Hawks. However, he has been able to uphold the probable status bestowed upon him Sunday and is available off the bench Monday.
Feb 23, 2015Patrick PattersonOUTKneePatterson is questionable for Monday’s game with a sprained left knee, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.Should Patterson sit out Monday, Tyler Hansbrough would see a bigger workload off the bench in the frontcourt. Continue to monitor Patterson’s status leading up to tip-off.
Feb 23, 2015Patrick PattersonQues MonKneePatterson is in danger of missing Monday’s game against the Pelicans due to a sprained knee.
Feb 23, 2015Patrick PattersonQues TuesKneePatterson missed Monday’s game due to a sprained left knee and is questionable Tuesday against the Mavericks.
Feb 23, 2015Patrick PattersonProb TuesKneePatterson missed Monday’s game due to a sprained left knee but is expected to play Tuesday against the Mavericks.
Feb 22, 2015Louis WilliamsOUTAnkleWilliams (ankle) is considered probable for Monday’s game against the Pelicans, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.Williams is dealing with a sprained left ankle but apparently is nearing a return. If he returns to the court Monday, he will likely relinquish Greivis Vasquez of some playing time off the bench.
Feb 21, 2015Louis WilliamsOUTAnkleWilliams is dealing with a sprained left ankle and is considered doubtful for Saturday’s game against the Rockets.Williams should be considered day-to-day moving forward as it doesn’t appear that he’ll be able to take the court Saturday. In his potential absence, Greivis Vasquez will likely see added time on the court off the bench.
Feb 21, 2015Louis WilliamsOUTAnkleWilliams scored a game-high 26 points (9-14 FG, 7-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with four rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block in 24 minutes off the bench Friday.His bench role and streaky shooting mean that Williams isn’t always the most reliable of fantasy contributors, but when he’s locked in the veteran guard can provide a lot of value for owners looking for threes and steals.
Feb 21, 2015Louis WilliamsDoub SatAnkleWilliams has a sprained left ankle and is unlikely to play Saturday against the Rockets.
Feb 21, 2015Louis WilliamsOUTAnkleWilliams (ankle) won’t play in Saturday’s game at Houston.Williams logged 24 minutes Friday but emerged from the contest with a left ankle sprain, which will keep him on the pine Saturday. While he should be considered highly questionable for Monday’s game in New Orleans, Greivis Vasquez appears to be the clear beneficiary of Williams’ absence.
Feb 21, 2015Louis WilliamsProb MonAnkleWilliams missed the last game with a sprained left ankle but he is expected to play Monday against the Pelicans.
Feb 21, 2015Louis WilliamsQues MonAnkleWilliams missed the last game witha sprained left ankle and is questionable to play Monday against the Pelicans.
Feb 6, 2015James JohnsonOUTHamstringJohnson (hamstring) is expected to be available Friday night against the Clippers, Josh Lewenberg of TSN 1050 reports.Johnson playing isn’t set in stone, both because the decision to play could still rest on how he feels immediately before game time, and that he could need to be eased back in. Johnson hasn’t played double digit minutes since Jan. 18, making him a dubious play due to lack of playing time.
Feb 6, 2015James JohnsonOUTHamstringJohnson (hamstring) shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor Friday night in a comeback win over the Clippers, finishing the game with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 19 minutes.This was Johnson’s first appearance after missing four games, and was out of the ordinary for him. He mainly comes off the bench for the Raptors, and is averaging 7.6 points, 1.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game this season in 41 games.
Feb 5, 2015James JohnsonOUTHamstringJohnson (hamstring) is considered probable to return Friday against the Clippers, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reports.Johnson appears on track to return from a four-game absence brought on by a right hamstring strain. Don’t expect him to step into a prominent role, however, as he’s averaging just 7.6 minutes per game over his last five contests.
Feb 4, 2015Lucas NogueiraOut WedGroinNogueira will not be available for Wednesday’s game against the Nets due to a sore groin.
Feb 4, 2015James JohnsonOUTHamstringJohnson (hamstring) will remain out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nets, the New York Post’s Tim Bontemps reports.Still hampered by a right hamstring strain, Johnson will sit out his fourth consecutive game. As a result, Terrence Ross could see a few extra minutes, though Johnson saw his playing time sharply decline once DeMar DeRozan returned from injury.
Feb 4, 2015Lucas NogueiraQues FriGroinNogueira is questionable to be available for Friday’s game against the Clippers after missing the last game with a sore groin.
Feb 4, 2015Lucas NogueiraOUTGroinNogueira (groin) is inactive for Wednesday’s game against the Nets, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Nogueira has appeared in only five games this season and is not a fantasy contributor in most formats.
Feb 2, 2015James JohnsonOUTHamstringJohnson (hamstring) remains out Monday against the Bucks, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Johnson will miss his third straight game due to a right hamstring strain. He’s seen his minutes plummet since the return of DeMar DeRozan, and his fantasy value has declined accordingly.
Jan 31, 2015James JohnsonOut WedHamstringJohnson has missed the last three games with a right hamstring injury and will not return Wednesday against the Nets.
Jan 31, 2015James JohnsonDoub MonHamstringJohnson missed the last two games with a right hamstring injury and is unlikely to play Monday against the Bucks.
Jan 31, 2015James JohnsonOut MonHamstringJohnson missed the last two games with a right hamstring injury and will not play Monday against the Bucks.
Jan 31, 2015James JohnsonQues WedHamstringJohnson has missed the last three games with a right hamstring injury and is questionable to return Wednesday against the Nets.
Jan 31, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas (ankle) was limited to 17 minutes in the overtime win over Washington on Saturday. He provided six points (3-6 FG), two rebounds, and three blocks.Valanciunas injured his ankle in Friday’s game against Brooklyn, but tried to play through the pain. He was clearly limited and may need to be benched for Monday’s game against Milwaukee.
Jan 31, 2015James JohnsonDoub MonHamstringJohnson missed the last game with a hamstring injury and unlikely to play Monday against the Bucks.
Jan 31, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas (ankle) will suit up Saturday at Washington, TSN Sports reports.Following Friday’s game, Valanciunas was sporting a wrap on his ankle, which forced a limp. However, the fact that he managed his most run (33 minutes) in 10 contests implies that he should approach his normal 27 minutes per game Saturday. In his sole matchup against the Wizards this season, he posted nine points, nine rebounds, and one block in 29 minutes.
Jan 31, 2015James JohnsonProb FriHamstringJohnson has missed the last four games with a right hamstring injury but is expected to return Friday against the Clippers.
Jan 31, 2015James JohnsonOUTHamstringJohnson (hamstring) won’t play Saturday at Washington, TSN Sports reports.Johnson is missing back-to-back games due to a right hamstring strain. However, because he hasn’t surpassed nine minutes of court time over the past seven contests, he holds little utility at the moment.
Jan 31, 2015James JohnsonDoub SatHamstringJohnson has a hamstring injury and is doubtful to play Saturday against the Wizards.
Jan 31, 2015Jonas ValanciunasQues SatAnkleValanciunas has an ankle injury and is questionable to play Saturday against the Wizards.
Jan 31, 2015James JohnsonQues MonHamstringJohnson missed the last game with a hamstring injury and is questionable to play Monday against the Bucks.
Jan 30, 2015James JohnsonOUTHamstringJohnson is dealing with a right hamstring strain and will not play against the Nets on Friday.Johnson sustained the injury right after Friday’s morning shootaround and should be considered day-to-day moving forward. His next opportunity to take the court will be against the Wizards on Saturday.
Jan 30, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas was spotted limping and wearing an ankle wrap after Friday’s game, raising questions about his availability to play Saturday, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.The injury didn’t seem to impact Valanciunas during Friday’s game, however, as he posted a double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) and chipped in a pair of blocks while playing 33 minutes. For now, consider him day-to-day heading into Saturday night’s game against Washington.
Jan 30, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTAnkleValanciunas scored 14 points (7-7 FG) with 11 rebounds and two blocks in 33 minutes during Friday’s OT win over the Nets.He once again sat on the bench during crunch time due to his defensive limitations, otherwise Valanciunas might have had an even stronger fantasy line. Even so, over his last four games, he’s averaging a very solid 13.8 points, 9.8 boards and 2.0 blocks.
Jan 26, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTShoulderJohnson scored 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-4 FT), to go with two rebounds, and a block in 28 minutes on Sunday.Johnson is now dealing with a sore shoulder, but managed to still play on Sunday and put up value in 28 minutes. He’s actually only missed three games this year, while he continues to play for a contract and can’t afford to go down for an extended period. If you need rebounding or blocks you can consider adding him, just know his injuries may catch up to him in time.
Jan 25, 2015Amir JohnsonQues SunShoulderJohnson has an injured shoulder and is questionable to play Sunday against the Pistons.
Jan 25, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTShoulderJohnson is dealing with a sore right shoulder and is considered questionable to play against the Pistons on Sunday.Johnson’s injury seems to be the result of the normal wear and tear of a grueling season, although it poses a threat for his Sunday availability. A decision will be made closer to game time with Patrick Patterson the likely beneficiary if Johnson ultimately sits.
Jan 25, 2015Amir JohnsonProb SunShoulderJohnson has an injured shoulder but is expected to play Sunday against the Pistons.
Jan 25, 2015Amir JohnsonOUTShoulderJohnson (shoulder) will play and start against the Pistons on Sunday.Johnson has been dealing with soreness in his shoulder over the course of this season and it’s possible that he’ll have to take some games off to rest later in the year as a result. Although he’s averaged 28.3 minutes on the court over the past four games and will be expected to take on a similar role against the impressive frontcourt of Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe on Sunday.
Jan 23, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTCalfValanciunas (calf) finished with 11 points and three rebounds in Fridays win over the 76ers.Valanciunas played through a sore calf but had a respectable showing in only 26 minutes. While the rebounding numbers certainly leave something to be desired, Valanciunas compensated with three blocks and two steals.
Jan 23, 2015Kyle LowryOUTFingerLowry scored 21 points (5-14 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 8-8 FT) to go with five assists and five rebounds Friday against the Sixers.On a night when the Raptors had to claw their way back from an early deficit, Lowry struggled from the field but made up for it by converting all eight of his free throws. he’s now scored in double-figures in 18 of his last 19 games and has double-digit assists in five of those contests.
Jan 23, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTCalfValanciunas (calf) will play and start against Philadelphia on Friday.Valanciunas is dealing with a minor calf injury but it’s not apparently anything that will keep him sidelined Friday. The 22-year-old will enter Friday’s game averaging 12.6 points and 8.6 rebounds.
Jan 22, 2015Jonas ValanciunasOUTCalfValanciunas is questionable for Friday’s game against the 76ers due to a sore left calf, TSN 1050 reports.A final decision on Valanciunas’ status for Friday’s game will be made either after the Raptors’ shootaround, or just before game time, so be sure to keep tabs if you are considering using him in your lineup for Friday’s action.
Jan 22, 2015Jonas ValanciunasProb FriCalfValanciunas is expected to play Friday against the 76ers despite a sore left calf.
Jan 21, 2015Kyle LowryOUTFingerLowry (finger) scored 20 points (7-23 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 4-7 FT) with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in 40 minutes during Wednesday’s loss to the Grizzlies.He dislocating the ring finger on his right hand in the first quarter, and while it likely affected his shooting Lowry was still able to provide his fantasy owners with good numbers. Don’t expect the Raptors’ point guard to miss any games as a result of the injury.
Jan 21, 2015Kyle LowryOUTFingerLowry dislocated the ring finger on his right hand Wednesday at Memphis, but after a brief stay in the locker room, he returned to the game.Lowry left the floor with 3:27 remaining in the first quarter, but the Raptors’ training staff tended to the injury, resulting in his return during the first minute of the second quarter. While the ailment will be something to watch throughout the contest and thereafter, he’s seemingly content to play through any pain.
Jan 20, 2015Kyle LowryOUTFingerLowry scored 18 points (8-25 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 1-4 FT) with five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 36 minutes during Monday’s win over the Bucks.He remains mired in a shooting slump (35%, 26-for-75, from the floor and 21%, 7-for-34, from three point range over his last five games), and Lowry even uncharacteristically missed two late free throws on Monday that could have iced the game a little earlier. The point guard should snap out of it sooner or later, and Thursday’s All Star roster announcement could provide him with the emotional boost he needs.
Jan 14, 2015DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (groin) is active for Wednesday’s game against the 76ers, Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun reports.The waiting game is over, as DeRozan will finally make his return to the court after missing well over a month with a torn tendon in his groin. The Raptors announced DeRozan will start but in his first game since Nov. 28, he may have some rust to shake off.
Jan 14, 2015Kyle LowryOUTFingerLowry scored 18 points (6-15 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with 12 assists, seven rebounds and three steals in 34 minutes during Wednesday’s win over the 76ers.With his backcourt mate DeMar DeRozan back in the lineup for the first time since late November, Lowry was able to dial up his second straight double-double. The Raptors’ point guard is on pace for a career season, and could also be headed to his first All-Star game.
Jan 13, 2015DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (groin) is expected to return Wednesday against Philadelphia or Friday against Atlanta, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.DeRozan is essentially a game-time call for Wednesday’s contest, and his status should be updated following morning shootaround. Coach Dwane Casey has not stated whether he’ll bring DeRozan along slowly with any sort of minutes limit, but it’s probably best to hold off on deploying him in daily formats until he has a game or two under his belt.
Jan 12, 2015Kyle LowryOUTFingerLowry scored 10 points (3-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with 12 assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes during Monday’s loss to the Pistons.He also committed seven turnovers and didn’t make his first bucket from the floor until the fourth quarter, but Lowry wasn’t quite able to will his team to the win down the stretch. It’s his worst scoring night in a month, and for both the Raptors’ sake and for Lowry and his owners, DeMar DeRozan (groin) can’t return to the lineup soon enough.
Jan 12, 2015DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (groin) will not play Monday against Detroit, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.DeRozan said late last week that he anticipates returning to action sometime this week, but it won’t be Monday. James Johnson will continue to start in DeRozan’s place, and the All-Star’s next opportunity to take the floor will come Wednesday versus Philadelphia. DeRozan has not played since Nov. 28.
Jan 8, 2015DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (groin) now says he’ll be back in the lineup “sometime next week”, the Toronto Sun reports. “”I haven’t had any setbacks, I haven’t had any soreness. Everything feels good, I’m not in any pain,” DeRozan said on Wednesday. “I just don’t want to hop back out there. I think this is my third or fourth practice and I just really want to get a solid seven practices in and really get my rhythm and timing back.”Monday’s tilt against the Pistons, or Wednesday’s against the 76ers, would now seem to be the most likely games in which DeRozan would make his return from the groin injury he sustained November 28. His fantasy owners will just have to remain patient.
Jan 7, 2015DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (groin) said he wouldn’t be back in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Hornets, the Toronto Star reports.There’s been no setback for DeRozan, as he simply wants to get a few more practices under his belt before returning to game action. He’ll continue to build up his conditioning and should be back on the floor Saturday against Boston or Monday against Detroit with the Raptors in the midst of a six-game homestand.
Jan 6, 2015DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (groin) did not practice Tuesday but remains on track to return Thursday against the Hornets, Dave Hilson of the Toronto Sun reports.DeRozan missed practice to visit with team doctors, who will perform another evaluation on his groin injury. If everything appears fine, he’ll likely be given the green light to play Thursday, though nothing is set in stone at this time. While coach Dwane Casey has not addressed DeRozan’s minutes situation, it’s likely he’ll be restricted for at least a few games as he works his way back into game shape. DeRozan has not played since Nov. 28.
Jan 3, 2015DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (groin) is expected make his long-awaited return to the court against the Hornets on Thursday, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.DeRozan has been sidelined since Nov. 28 with a torn left adductor longus tendon. He’s currently back on the practice court but the Raptors are looking to give him almost a full week of practice before he returns to competition. Don’t be surprised if the Raptors limit his minutes in the early goings of his comeback to prevent further injury, although he may still be worth the play when considering his scoring ability, even in limited minutes.
Jan 2, 2015Landry FieldsOUTConcussionFields (concussion) has been cleared to play and start in Friday’s game, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Rusty Simmons reports.He had been seeing between 15 and 23 minutes per game in the week leading up to the concussion, and could assume a similar role until DeMar DeRozan returns from a groin injury. Still, even if he sees about 20 minutes per game in the short term, that won’t be enough time for him to be useful in any but deeper leagues. James Johnson will return to a bench role.
Jan 1, 2015DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan got in a full practice Thursday for the first time since suffering a groin injury Nov. 28, the Toronto Sun reports.DeRozan took a significant step in his recovery Thursday, and his return to game action is not far off. The Raptors have not provided an official target date for his return, but the report indicates that “Jan. 8 is a good guess.”
Dec 30, 2014Landry FieldsOUTConcussionFields (concussion) will not play in Tuesday’s game.He will miss his fifth straight game with a concussion, but was not a high-end fantasy option anyway. Fields should be considered day-to-day at best.
Dec 28, 2014Landry FieldsOUTConcussionFields (concussion) is officially listed as out for Sunday’s game against the Nuggets, TSN Sports reports.Fields has missed the last three games with a concussion, so this will mark the fourth straight. As long as he’s still experiencing lingering symptoms, he’ll continue to sit out, as concussions are an extremely serious issue. James Johnson has filled in for him ever since he first suffered the injury, so he’ll continue to take his spot in the starting lineup. Consider Fields questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Dec 27, 2014DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (groin) traveled with the team to Los Angeles.While DeRozan is not expected to play in Saturday’s game against the Clippers or Sunday’s game in Denver, it’s certainly a positive sign that he’s progressed to traveling with the team. However, he remains without a firm timetable, as the Raptors have not provided an update in several weeks. Toronto has tried a number of options at shooting guard in his absence, most recently inserting James Johnson into the starting lineup alongside Jonas Valanciunas, Amir Johnson, Terrence Ross and Kyle Lowry.
Dec 27, 2014Landry FieldsOUTConcussionFields (concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday’s game against the Clippers, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Fields was expected to make his return after missing two games with a concussion, but he’s still experiencing lingering symptoms and will not play Saturday. Coach Dwane Casey has not announced a starting lineup, but James Johnson figures to get the nod on the wing alongside Terrence Ross.
Dec 25, 2014Landry FieldsOUTHeadFields (head) is anticipating a return to the lineup Saturday against the Clippers, TSN.ca reports.Fields missed the Raptors’ last two games while under the league’s concussion protocol, but the team’s decision earlier in the day to assign rookie winger Bruno Caboclo to the D-League suggests that Fields is expected to be available Saturday. Now in the final season of his three-year, $20 million contract with the Raptors, Fields doesn’t offer much utility other than occasionally spelling Terrence Ross, James Johnson or DeMar Derozan off the bench. He’s averaging just 12.3 minutes per game.
Dec 22, 2014Landry FieldsOUTHeadFields (head) isn’t taking the court Monday at Chicago, FOX Sports 1 reports.As Fields meanders his way through the league’s concussion protocol, James Johnson will man small forward in the starting lineup. In five games prior to the injury, Fields averaged 4.8 points (on 53 percent shooting), 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.8 steals in 20 minutes.
Dec 21, 2014Landry FieldsOUTHeadFields (head) was unable to pass concussion protocol and will not play against the Knicks on Sunday.Fields took a hard fall against the Pistons on Friday and is apparently still feeling the effects Sunday. His next opportunity to get on the court will be against the Bulls on Monday and James Johnson will likely see more time on the court Sunday as a result.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsDoub SunHeadFields suffered a head injury during Friday’s game that required stitches. He is not expected to play Sunday against the Knicks.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsQues SunConcussionFields has missed the last three games with a concussion and acute gastritis. He is questionable to play Sunday against the Nuggets.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsDoub MonConcussionFields is suffering from a concussion and did not play Sunday. He is not expected to return for Monday’s game against the Bulls.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsOUTHeadFields left Friday’s game midway through the third quarter after banging the back of his head off the court.He leaped out to block a Pistons’ three point attempt and had his legs taken out from under him, causing him to smack his head as he crashed to the floor. Fields was able to walk off the court with assistance, but a concussion is very possible given the nature of the incident. The Raptors should have a better idea of Fields’ condition after the game.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsQues TuesConcussionFields has missed the last four games with a concussion and acute gastritis. He is questionable Tuesday against the Trail Blazers.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsQues FriConcussionFields has missed the last five games with a concussion and acute gastritis. He is questionable to return Friday against the Warriors.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsDoub TuesConcussionFields has missed the last four games with a concussion and acute gastritis. He is unlikely to return Tuesday against the Trail Blazers.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsOUTHeadFields left Friday’s game after falling hard on his head. He received stitches to his head and will not return.Fields had his legs taken out from under him when he leaped to block a three point attempt. He was able to walk off the court with assistance, but could have a concussion. Fields will likely receive an update at some point before the team’s next game Sunday against the Knicks.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsDoub TuesConcussionFields has missed the last four games with a concussion and acute gastritis. He is not expected to return Tuesday against the Trail Blazers.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsOut SunConcussionFields will not play Sunday against the Knicks after suffering a concussion Friday.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsOut SatConcussionFields has missed the last two games with a concussion. He will not play Saturday against the Clippers.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsQues SunHeadFields suffered a head injury during Friday’s game that required stitches. He is questionable to play Sunday against the Knicks.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsQues SatConcussionFields is suffering from a concussion and has missed the last two games. He is questionable Saturday against the Clippers.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsDoub SunConcussionFields has missed the last three games with a concussion and acute gastritis. He is not expected to play Sunday against the Nuggets.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsOut TuesConcussionFields has missed the last four games with a concussion and acute gastritis. He will not return Tuesday against the Trail Blazers.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsOut MonConcussionFields is suffering from a concussion and did not play Sunday. He will not return for Monday’s game against the Bulls.
Dec 19, 2014Landry FieldsOut SatConcussionFields has missed the last two games with a concussion and acute gastritis. He will not play Saturday against the Clippers.
Dec 10, 2014Greivis VasquezOUTIllnessVasquez saw limited minutes in Tuesday’s loss to the Cavs due to a flu bug, the Toronto Sun reports.This may also have something to do with Landry Fields getting the start on Tuesday, although Raptors’ coach Dwane Casey said that decision was an attempt to get a better defensive matchup against LeBron James. At any rate, even if Vasquez does re-join the second unit on a regular basis, he should still go back to his usual amount of court time once he shakes off the bug.
Dec 10, 2014Greivis VasquezOUTIllnessVasquez came off the bench in Tuesday’s loss to the Cavaliers, playing in just 13 minutes and scoring three points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3Pt).Vasquez had been starting in place of DeMar DeRozan, and his benching came as a surprise. Landry Fields started instead, scoring four points in 23 minutes. This was Vasquez’s lowest minute total of the year, and his lowest point total since Nov. 24. Owners will want to monitor his minutes in the coming games before moving on.
Dec 5, 2014DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (groin) remains without a timetable to return, and surgery is not being considered, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.The team is taking an aggressive week-to-week approach to his recovery, but for now, Greivis Vasquez will continue to start at shooting guard, and is a good add in the short term.
Dec 1, 2014Amir JohnsonQues TuesToeJohnson stubbed his toe last game and is questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Kings.
Dec 1, 2014Amir JohnsonProb TuesToeJohnson stubbed his toe last game but is expected to be ready for Tuesday’s game against the Kings.
Dec 1, 2014Amir JohnsonProb TuesToeJohnson stubbed his toe last game but it shouldn’t affect his availability for Tuesday’s game against the Kings.
Dec 1, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTToeJohnson (toe) reportedly re-injured his toe in Sunday’s game against the Lakers, after originally stubbing it in the Raptor’s game against the Mavericks on Friday, TSN Sports reports.Johnson played only 22 minutes in Sunday’s overtime thriller in Los Angeles, as he was sidelined with the toe injury. While he’s dealt with an ankle injury recently, it wasn’t the ankle this time, but rather a toe injury that he originally suffered Friday. Johnson was supposedly bleeding from his toe enough that it was going through his sock, so he’ll probably have that checked out before Tuesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings. Consider him day-to-day and questionable for Tuesday’s matchup.
Nov 29, 2014DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan (groin) remains questionable for Sunday’s game against the Lakers, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.DeRozan sustained a groin injury during Friday night’s 106-102 loss to Dallas, which caused him to leave the game in the third quarter. He did not return, and the Raptors’ medical staff is yet to provide an update on his status. He received treatment Saturday morning and got shots up at the team facility, though it remains to be seen whether or not he’ll play Sunday in Los Angeles. If he sits, expect Lou Williams to move into the starting lineup.
Nov 29, 2014DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan has a torn left adductor longus tendon, and there is currently no timetable for his return to the court, the Raptors announced on Saturday.This is a big blow for the team currently on top of the Eastern Conference. Raptors coach Dwane Casey hasn’t yet given any hints regarding how this will change his rotations, but any of Lou Williams, Greivis Vasquez or James Johnson (with Terrence Ross then moving to shooting guard) could take DeRozan’s spot in the starting lineup.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanQues SunGroinDeRozan is recovering from a torn left adductor longus tendon. He was able to participate in full practice and is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Suns.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanQues WedGroinDeRozan is recovering from a torn left adductor longus tendon and is considered to be a game-time decision Wednesday against the Sixers.
Nov 28, 2014Tyler HansbroughOUTShoulderHansbrough (shoulder) was able to practice Thursday and could take the court Friday against the Mavericks, the National Post reports.Hansbrough has been dealing with soreness in his shoulder and has missed Toronto’s past four games as a result. He will likely have to clear morning shootaround and pregame warmups before he’s officially active for Friday’s game.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanOut ThursGroinDeRozan is recovering from a torn left adductor longus tendon. He is nearing a return but will not play Thursday against the Hornets.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanDoub SunGroinDeRozan suffered a left groin strain on Friday and is not expected to play Sunday against the Lakers.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanProb WedGroinDeRozan has recovered from a torn left adductor longus tendon and will return Wednesday against the Sixers.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanDoub SunGroinDeRozan is recovering from a torn left adductor longus tendon and is expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Suns.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanDoub WedGroinDeRozan is recovering from a torn left adductor longus tendon. He is nearing a return but is not expected to return Wednesday against the 76ers.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanOut indefinitelyGroinDeRozan suffered a torn left adductor longus tendon and there is no timetable for his return.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanQues SunGroinDeRozan suffered a left groin strain on Friday and his status is unclear for Sunday’s game against the Lakers.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanQues MonGroinDeRozan is recovering from a torn left adductor longus tendon. He is nearing a return and is questionable to play Monday against the Pistons.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanOut indefinitelyGroinDeRozan suffered a torn left adductor longus tendon on Friday and there is no time table for his return yet.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanOut FriGroinDeRozan is recovering from a torn left adductor longus tendon. He was able to participate in full practice but will not return Friday against the Warriors.
Nov 28, 2014Tyler HansbroughOUTShoulderHansbrough (shoulder) will not play in Friday’s game against the Mavericks, the Toronto Sun reports.Hansbrough was able to practice Thursday but apparently is not well enough to play Friday. His next opportunity to get on the court will be against the Lakers on Sunday.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanQues ThursGroinDeRozan is recovering from a torn left adductor longus tendon. He is hopeful to return Thursday against the Hornets.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanday-to-dayLegDeRozan left Friday’s game against the Mavericks with a leg injury and his return is questionable.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanOUTGroinDeRozan left Friday’s game against the Mavericks in the third quarter with a right groin injury and won’t return.DeRozan reportedly slipped on the floor and was down in a lot of pain. He eventually got up and was holding his hand/arm as he headed to the locker room with the trainer. This would be a big blow for the Raptors if it causes him to miss an extended period of time, but the team should offer up an update on his status before Sunday’s game against the Lakers.
Nov 28, 2014DeMar DeRozanDoub SatGroinDeRozan is recovering from a torn left adductor longus tendon. He is nearing a return but is not expected to play Saturday against the Celtics.
Nov 26, 2014Tyler HansbroughOUTShoulderHansbrough (shoulder) is still sore and will be a game-time decision Wednesday in Atlanta, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.Amir Johnson and Patrick Patterson have had a pretty even split of the power forward minutes recently, and Hansbrough’s return would mean the Raptors could deploy a bigger lineup when Jonas Valanciunas is off the court.
Nov 26, 2014Tyler HansbroughOUTShoulderHansbrough (shoulder) won’t play Wednesday, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.His shoulder is still sore, and his absence will allow for Patrick Patterson to continue to see solid run at the four and the five off the bench. Consider Hansbrough questionable for Friday’s game against Dallas.
Nov 24, 2014James JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) is active for Monday’s game against the Suns, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports.Johnson missed only three games with what the team called a severely sprained ankle, which he suffered last Wednesday against the Grizzlies. The Wake Forest product is enjoying a productive month of November, averaging 8.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while shooting just a hair under 60 percent from the field. His minutes could be limited in his first game back, however, so deploy him with caution in daily formats.
Nov 24, 2014Tyler HansbroughOUTShoulderHansbrough (shoulder) will miss his third straight game Monday against the Suns, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Hansbrough took a hard fall while battling for a rebound against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, and he’ll remain out with a shoulder injury. The Raptors have not offered anything in the way of a timetable, so consider Hansbrough day-to-day until further notice. The North Carolina product is averaging a career-low 3.4 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 43.5 percent from the field this season.
Nov 23, 2014James JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) did not play Saturday against the Heat.Johnson missed his third straight game since suffering a severely sprained ankle against the Jazz last weekend. The team indicated that he’s making progress, and Johnson is expected to return at some point within the next week or two. It seems unlikely he’s ready to go Monday against the Suns, but Wednesday in Atlanta is a bit more realistic. The Raptors also play Friday and Sunday, so be sure to monitor Johnson’s status on a game-to-game basis.
Nov 23, 2014Tyler HansbroughOUTShoulderHansbrough (shoulder) did not play Saturday.Hansbrough has missed two games with a with a shoulder injury. The injury doesn’t appear to be serious, but the Raptors also aren’t comfortable playing him with it. The Raptors’ next game is Monday, and it seems Hansbrough will be questionable for that game.
Nov 22, 2014Tyler HansbroughQues MonShoulderHansbrough is suffering from a shoulder injury and did not play Saturday. He is questionable for Monday’s game against the Suns.
Nov 22, 2014Tyler HansbroughQues WedShoulderHansbrough is suffering from a shoulder injury and has missed the last two games. He is questionable Wednesday against the Hawks.
Nov 22, 2014Tyler HansbroughDoub MonShoulderHansbrough is suffering from a shoulder injury and did not play Saturday. He will likely miss Monday’s game against the Suns.
Nov 22, 2014Tyler HansbroughDoub FriShoulderHansbrough is suffering from a shoulder injury and has missed the last three games. He is unlikely to return Friday against the Mavericks.
Nov 22, 2014Tyler HansbroughProb SunShoulderHansbrough is suffering from a shoulder injury and has missed the last four games. He is expected to return Sunday against the Lakers.
Nov 22, 2014Tyler HansbroughDoub SatShoulderHansbrough is suffering from a shoulder injury and is not expected to plat Saturday against the Cavaliers.
Nov 22, 2014Tyler HansbroughQues SunShoulderHansbrough is suffering from a shoulder injury and has missed the last four games. He is questionable to play Sunday against the Lakers.
Nov 22, 2014Tyler HansbroughQues FriShoulderHansbrough is suffering from a shoulder injury and has missed the last three games. He is questionable Friday against the Mavericks.
Nov 21, 2014Tyler HansbroughOUTShoulderHansbrough (shoulder) will not play Friday against the Bucks, the Toronto Sun reports.Hansbrough took a tumble on Wednesday against the Grizzlies trying to pull down a rebound, so that was most likely the cause of the shoulder injury. He won’t be able to play Friday, and consider him highly questionable for Toronto’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. Chuck Hayes will likely see a few extra minutes off the bench while Hansbrough’s sidelined.
Nov 21, 2014James JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) is not expected to be ready for Saturday’s game, but he is making progress, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.Look for Johnson to possibly return next week, but he will be a risky play in weekly leagues with a firm return date from the team.
Nov 20, 2014James JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) was seen at Thursday’s practice without a walking boot, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.Johnson, who was still in the boot Wednesday, is making progress as he recovers from a severely sprained right ankle, which he suffered Saturday against the Jazz. He remains without a firm return timetable, but the fact that he’s shed the boot is certainly encouraging. Until he returns, expect Patrick Patterson and Tyler Hansbrough’s respective workloads to see a mild boost.
Nov 19, 2014James JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) was still in a walking boot prior to Wednesday’s game, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.He did not have crutches, and seemed to be moving better, but he will still likely be out for at least a couple weeks with the ankle injury he suffered over the weekend.
Nov 17, 2014James JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson sustained a severely sprained right ankle Saturday against the Jazz and has no time line for a return.Johnson’s value in all formats is nil until an appearance seems imminent. Nevertheless, the Raptors should have no problem doling out his 19 minutes per game to the likes of Patrick Patterson, Tyler Hansbrough, and even Bruno Caboclo.
Nov 17, 2014James JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson’s injured ankle is “tender” and is questionable for Wednesday’s game at Memphis, according to coach Dwane Casey, the Toronto Sun’s Ryan Wolstat reports.The general consensus among the Raptors beat writers is that Johnson will miss some time, so those in weekly leagues would be wise to take a cautious approach and bench him this week.
Nov 16, 2014James JohnsonProb MonAnkleJohnson has a sprained right ankle but is expected to return Monday against the Suns.
Nov 16, 2014James JohnsonProb WedAnkleJohnson left Saturday’s game after rolling his right ankle but is expected to be ready for Wednesday’s game against the Grizzlies.
Nov 16, 2014James JohnsonOut indefinitelyAnkleJohnson has a sprained right ankle and there is no timetable for his return.
Nov 16, 2014James JohnsonQues WedAnkleJohnson left Saturday’s game after rolling his right ankle chasing a loose ball. He is considered questionable for Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
Nov 16, 2014James JohnsonQues WedAnkleJohnson left Saturday’s game after rolling his right ankle chasing a loose ball. His status is uncertain for Wednesday’s game against the Grizzlies.
Nov 16, 2014Landry FieldsOUTIllnessFields (illness) was active but did not play Saturday.Fields has missed the last three games with flu-like symptoms. He had only averaged 2.7 minutes in three appearances this season before becoming ill. Fields is an expiring contract to the Raptors. It would take a series of injuries for Fields to see meaningful minutes regularly.
Nov 15, 2014Greivis VasquezOUTKneeVasquez (knee contusion) is a game-time decision for Saturday’s game against Utah, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.He has a right knee contusion, and if he cannot play, Kyle Lowry will see a bump in playing time as the starter with Lou Williams serving as the backup point guard.
Nov 15, 2014Greivis VasquezOUTKneeVasquez (knee) will be available to play Saturday against the Jazz.A right knee contusion threatened to keep Vasquez off the floor Saturday, but coach Dwane Casey said the 27-year-old will be a go. Vasquez is shooting just 32.9 percent from the field so far this season, with averages of 8.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 19 minutes.
Nov 15, 2014Landry FieldsOUTIllnessFields (illness) will play Saturday against the Jazz, the Toronto Star reports.The 26-year-old has evidently kicked the flu bug, as coach Dwane Casey announced that Fields will return following a two-game absence. He won’t be an option for fantasy purposes, however, having played a total of eight minutes in three games so far this season.
Nov 15, 2014James JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson suffered a sprained right ankle in Saturday’s win over Utah.Johnson played 14 minutes off the bench, finishing with five points (2-for-3 FG, 1-for-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and a block. He’s considered day-to-day going forward, and the Raptors don’t play again until Wednesday.
Nov 15, 2014Greivis VasquezQues SatKneeZasquez will be a game-time decision Saturday against the Jazz due to a knee injury.
Nov 14, 2014Tyler HansbroughOUTBackHansbrough suffered a lower back contusion in Thursday’s loss to the Bulls, the Associated Press reports.Hansbrough was reportedly available to return to the game but never did falling the collision with Chicago’s Joacim Noah.
Nov 13, 2014Landry FieldsOUTIllnessFields (illness) won’t dress Thursday against the Bulls, Josh Lewenberg of TSN 1050 reports.Fields missed Tuesday’s game with the flu, and it appears he hasn’t gotten over the bug. Lucas Nogueira will take his spot on the bench Thursday against the Bulls. Fields shouldn’t be held out too long by the illness, but his status for Saturday’s game could be in question if it prolongs.
Nov 11, 2014Landry FieldsQues SatFluFields is dealing with flu-like symptoms and was not active for the last two games. He is questionable Saturday against the Jazz.
Nov 11, 2014Landry FieldsOUTIllnessFields may not be available Tuesday as he is fighting the flu, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.If Fields can’t go, Bruno Caboclo will dress in his place, but neither player will see enough minutes to be relevant in most fantasy formats.
Nov 11, 2014Landry FieldsOUTIllnessUpdating a previous report: Fields (flu) has officially been ruled out for Tuesday’s game against the Magic.As previously stated, Bruno Caboclo will be placed on the active roster in his place. Considering it’s only the flu, it seems Fields will most likely be ready to play in the Raptor’s next game against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday.
Nov 11, 2014Landry FieldsOut TuesFluFields is dealing with flu-like symptoms and will not play Tuesday against the Magic.
Nov 11, 2014Landry FieldsQues ThursFluFields is dealing with flu-like symptoms and was not active for Tuesday’s game. He is questionable Thursday against the Bulls.
Nov 10, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) scored five points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3P) with three rebounds and four fouls in just 18 minutes during Sunday’s shellacking of the 76ers.With the Raptors cruising to an easy win coach Dwane Casey saw no reason to push Johnson, but it’s worth noting that he didn’t seem to be at full speed even when he was on the court. Consider him a risky play for the upcoming week, as Casey could continue to use any excuse to limit his minutes and try to keep him from re-injuring his ankle.
Nov 9, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) was declared “fit to play” by Raptors’ coach Dwane Casey after Saturday’s practice, the Toronto Star reports.He’ll likely get the start on Sunday, but a home game against the woeful Sixers could see the Raptors race out to a big early lead, setting up another abbreviated appearance for Johnson even if he doesn’t aggravate his ankle injury. In daily formats, you may want to look elsewhere for front court production.
Nov 9, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) will not be on a minutes restriction Sunday against the Sixers, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Coach Dwane Casey said Johnson is good to go and could have played in the second half of Friday’s contest. While Johnson is on track to start Sunday, he could end up seeing limited minutes if the game gets out of hand early.
Nov 8, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) managed to practice Saturday and is considered questionable for Sunday’s game against the 76ers, TSN Sports reports.Johnson was taken out of Friday’s game with a sore left ankle but said Saturday that he could have played through the pain if needed. The 27-year-old has had a history of ankle injuries in the past, although this most recent injury doesn’t seem to be concerning for his long-term status.
Nov 7, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTFootJohnson left Friday’s game with a sore left ankle and will not return.The Raptors are saying that it is not a re-injury but he they will hold him out as a precaution. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Nov 7, 2014Amir JohnsonQues SunAnkleJohnson left Friday’s game with a sore ankle. He is questionable to play Sunday against the 76ers.
Nov 7, 2014Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) will play and start Friday against the Wizards, the Star reports.Valanciunas suffered injuries to both his face and hand in Tuesday’s game against the Thunder. He’s starting and should be ready for a full load of minutes Friday. In returning to the starting lineup, he’ll push Tyler Hansbrough to a bench role, diminishing some of the extra minutes he was receiving.
Nov 7, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTFootJohnson (ankle) will play and start Friday against the Wizards, the Star reports.Johnson also reportedly won’t be on a minutes restriction, so he should be getting a full games worth of work. With Johnson back in the starting lineup, Patrick Patterson will be removed and placed back in a bench role.
Nov 7, 2014Amir JohnsonQues SunAnkleJohnson left Friday’s game with a sore ankle and is questionable to play Sunday against the 76ers.
Nov 7, 2014Amir JohnsonProb SunAnkleJohnson left Friday’s game with a sore ankle but has been cleared to play Sunday against the 76ers.
Nov 7, 2014Amir JohnsonQues SunAnkleJohnson left Friday’s game with a sore ankle and his status is unclear for Saturday’s game against the 76ers.
Nov 7, 2014Amir JohnsonQues SunAnkleJohnson left Friday’s game with a sore ankle and is questionable for Sunday’s game against the 76ers.
Nov 7, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTFootJohnson (ankle) has been downgraded to a game-time decision for Friday’s matchup with the Wizards, the National Post reports.Johnson’s status for Friday was a bit more optimistic this past Wednesday when he seemed to be cleared to play. However, things have changed and Johnson will be monitored prior to the start of the Washington game to determine if he’ll ultimately take the court.
Nov 7, 2014Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) will be a game-time decision for Friday’s contest with the Wizards, the National Post reports.Valanciunas suffered both hand and face injuries during Tuesday’s game against the Thunder. He was forced to sit out Wednesday as a result but appears to be close to a return with Friday’s game-time designation.
Nov 5, 2014Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) won’t play Wednesday, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.His nose and knuckle on his right hand are both still sore after suffering a facial contusion and a hand injury in Tuesday’s game. He said he plans to return to the court for Friday’s game.
Nov 5, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) should be good to go for Friday’s game, TSN 1050’s Josh Lewenberg reports.Patrick Patterson will start again at power forward Wednesday, but Johnson should return for the weekend action.
Nov 5, 2014Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (nose) is considered probable to play in Wednesday’s game versus the Celtics, the Toronto Star reports.Valanciunas suffered both a facial contusion and a right hand issue during Tuesday’s game against the Thunder. Fortunately, post-game X-rays on both ailments returned negative, so Valanciunas stands a decent chance of suiting up Wednesday in Boston. While confirmation on his status should come some time before tip-off, backup center Greg Stiemsma would stand to benefit, should Valanciunas be limited in any capacity.
Nov 5, 2014Jonas ValanciunasOUTHandValanciunas (hand) has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics.Valanciunas’ current situation is a messy one, since the big man suffered both hand and face injuries Tuesday against the Thunder. Following X-rays thankfully returning negative on both ailments, Valanciunas was initially thought to be probable to play Wednesday. However, the Lithuanian’s status has now taken a hit in light of the Raptors’ Media Relations Department deeming Valanciunas doubtful for Wednesday’s divisional contest, citing his right hand contusion as the primary problem. If Valanciunas is sidelined against the Celtics, backup Greg Stiemsma could garner extended minutes behind Chuck Hayes at center, since Amir Johnson (ankle) has already been ruled out.
Nov 4, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) is considered a game-time call for Tuesday’s matchup with the Thunder, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Thought Johnson participated in shootaround, there’s a decent chance he’s held out for the second consecutive game. If that’s the case, Patrick Patterson will likely make another start at power forward.
Nov 4, 2014Jonas ValanciunasQues WedFaceValanciunas suffered a facial contusion and did not return to Tuesday’s game. He is questionable Wednesday against the Celtics.
Nov 4, 2014Jonas ValanciunasOut WedFaceValanciunas will not play Wednesday against the Celtics due hand and facial injuries.
Nov 4, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Celtics.Johnson will not travel to Boston with his teammates, so he will miss his third straight game Wednesday. He was considered a game-time decision Tuesday, so it would seem he has a decent chance to return to action for the Raptors’ next home game Friday night.
Nov 4, 2014Jonas ValanciunasQues FriFaceValanciunas did not play Wednesday due to hand and facial injuries. He will be a game-time decision for Friday’s game against the Wizards.
Nov 4, 2014Jonas ValanciunasQues TuesHandValanciunas left Tuesday’s game against the Thunder with a hand injury and is questionable to return.
Nov 4, 2014Jonas ValanciunasDoub WedFaceValanciunas is unlikely to play Wednesday against the Celtics due to a hand injury.
Nov 4, 2014Jonas ValanciunasQues TuesNoseValanciunas is questionable to return to Tuesday’s game against the Thunder with a nose injury.
Nov 4, 2014Jonas ValanciunasOut TuesFaceValanciunas suffered a facial contusion and will not return to Tuesday’s game against the Thunder.
Nov 4, 2014Jonas ValanciunasOUTFaceValanciunas suffered a facial contusion during Tuesday’s game against the Thunder and will not return.Valanciunas suffered a hand injury earlier in Tuesday’s game but was able to return, but he was not so fortunate after being struck on the nose just before halftime. Valanciunas’ availability for the Raptor’s next game Wednesday has yet to be determined.
Nov 4, 2014Jonas ValanciunasOUTFaceValanciunas underwent X-rays on his right hand during Tuesday’s game but was able to return.Valanciunas was forced to briefly leave Tuesday’s game after suffering an apparent hand injury, but the fact he was able to return to the court indicates the setback was only minor. Expect an update on Valanciunas’ status if it is discovered that the injury will cost him further action.
Nov 4, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) will not be in the lineup Tuesday night, according to Raptors’ coach Dwane CaseyJohnson will also likely sit Wednesday against the Celtics. That would put him on track for a potential return Friday against the Wizards.
Nov 4, 2014Jonas ValanciunasQues FriFaceValanciunas did not play Wednesday due hand and facial injuries. He is questionable Friday against the Wizards.
Nov 2, 2014Amir JohnsonQues WedAnkleJohnson has missed the last two games due to a sore right ankle and is questionable to return Wednesday against the Celtics.
Nov 2, 2014Amir JohnsonOut WedAnkleJohnson has missed the last two games due to a sore right ankle and will not return Wednesday against the Celtics.
Nov 2, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) is questionable to play Sunday against the Heat, the Toronto Sun reports.It’s unknown how severe Johnson’s ankle injury is, but until further notice consider the forward a game-time call to play Sunday night. Johnson is averaging 15 points and 7.5 rebounds and two blocks in two games thus far. If he ends up sitting out, expect Patrick Patterson to draw the start.
Nov 2, 2014Amir JohnsonQues SunUndisclosedJohnson is dealing with an undisclosed issue and is questionable Sunday against the Heat.
Nov 2, 2014Amir Johnsonday-to-dayAnkleJohnson is dealing with an ankle injury and will not play Sunday against the Heat.
Nov 2, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTAnkleJohnson (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup with the Heat, Ethan J. Skolnick of Turner Sports reports.Johnson, who tweaked his ankle in the Raptors’ last game, was considered questionable earlier Sunday afternoon but has since been ruled out. Patrick Patterson is expected to start in his place, though coach Dwane Casey is yet to offer confirmation.
Nov 2, 2014Amir JohnsonOut TuesAnkleJohnson missed Sunday’s game due to a sore right ankle and will not return Tuesday against the Thunder.
Nov 2, 2014Amir JohnsonQues TuesAnkleJohnson is dealing with a sore right ankle and did not play Sunday. He is questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Thunder.
Nov 2, 2014Amir JohnsonQues FriAnkleJohnson has missed the last three games due to a sore right ankle but his status for Friday’s game against the Wizards is unknown.
Nov 1, 2014Greg StiemsmaOUTAnkleStiemsma (ankle) is expected to play in Saturday’s game against the Magic, TSN Sports reports.Stiemsma has been dealing with a minor ankle injury over the last couple of days that forced him to miss the season opener against the Hawks. Even though he’s expected to play Saturday, the 29-year-old is buried on the depth chart and won’t likely see much time on the court.
Oct 29, 2014Greg StiemsmaProb SatAnkleStiemsma did not play Wednesday due to a sprained right ankle. He is expected to play Saturday against the Magic.
Oct 29, 2014Greg StiemsmaQues SatAnkleStiemsma did not play Wednesday due to a sprained right ankle. He is questionable Saturday against the Magic.
Oct 29, 2014Greg StiemsmaOUTAnkleStiemsma (ankle) will not play in Wednesday’s season opener against the Hawks, TSN Sports reports.Stiemsma reportedly turned an ankle recently, so he’ll be inactive for Wednesday’s season opener. As a result, Lucas Nogueira stands an outside chance to see some spare playing time against his former team.
Oct 29, 2014Greg StiemsmaOut WedAnkleStiemsma will not play Wednesday against the Haws due to a sprained right ankle.
Oct 19, 2014Lucas NogueiraOUTGroinNogueira (groin) hasn’t suffered any setbacks during his rehab process but still isn’t ready to make a return to the court, TSN Sports reports.Nogueira has been dealing with a groin strain for the better part of the last month and still seems to be in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season. Even so, the rookie will likely struggle to get on the court when healthy, so the Raptors aren’t in any hurry to rush him back to action.
Oct 19, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTFootJohnson (ankle/foot) wasn’t a participant in Sunday’s practice for precautionary reasons, the Toronto Sun reports.The Raptors have been quick to say that Johnson’s ankle and foot issues are minor, and there’s no reason to believe otherwise since it’s the preseason and teams continually err on the side of caution. Johnson will have two opportunities to try out his ankle and foot, if he so chooses, before the Raptors’ regular season starts on Oct. 29 against the Hawks.
Oct 19, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTFootJohnson (ankle/foot) was held out of the second half of Friday’s preseason game as a precaution and says that he’s fine, TSN Sports reports.The Raptors didn’t want to push Johnson when there was an inclining that he wasn’t 100 percent, and so there’s likely nothing to be concerned about regarding his health heading into the regular season. Even so, the Raptors have two games left on their preseason schedule to determine if Johnson’s minor injury will linger.
Oct 19, 2014DeMar DeRozanOUTRestDeRozan was held out of Sunday’s practice to rest, TSN Sports reports.DeRozan was given scheduled rest Sunday and there’s nothing to be concerned about regarding his status moving forward. With the start of the season just around the corner on Oct. 29, DeRozan will look to improve upon the 22.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists that he averaged last year, albeit a tough task since it was overwhelmingly the best campaign of his five-year career.
Oct 19, 2014Kyle LowryOUTRestLowry was held out of Sunday’s practice to rest, TSN Sports reports.The Raptors want to make sure that Lowry will be fresh for the start of the regular season, so there’s nothing concerning about him missing Sunday’s practice. Looking ahead, the Raptors will start their season on Oct. 29 against the Hawks and Lowry will be a major component of their offensive attack.
Oct 17, 2014Greivis VasquezOUTHeadVasquez will sit out Friday’s game as a precaution after he was struck in the head by a ball at shootaround.This is something to keep an eye on, as a ball to the head wouldn’t typically result in any kind of lingering effects. Consider him day-to-day.
Oct 17, 2014Amir JohnsonOUTFootJohnson left Friday’s game with a sore left foot and will not return.It doesn’t sound like a serious injury, but the Raptors have no reason to push him in a preseason game. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 12, 2014Greg StiemsmaOUTConcussionStiemsma has been cleared return to practice after suffering a concussion, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Stiemsma suffered the injury during practice, but has quickly been cleared to resume activity. His fantasy value should not be affected by this injury as it looks like he has healed.
Oct 10, 2014Greg StiemsmaOUTConcussionStiemsma (concussion) didn’t pass the baseline testing for his concussion and won’t play Friday, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.Stiemsma sat out Thursday’s practice because of the concussion, and will miss Friday’s contest as a result. The injury shouldn’t cause him to miss any regular season time, though he can’t afford to miss too much preseason time either as he is in a battle with a few others for the Raptors’ final roster spot.
Oct 9, 2014Patrick PattersonOUTHandPatterson (hand) practiced in full Thursday and is on track to return Friday against Boston, Josh Lewenberg of TSNreports.A sore hand kept Patterson out of Tuesday’s preseason game against Sacramento. As anticipated, the injury looks to be nothing serious, so expect to see him back on the court Friday. Patterson will again be one of the first forwards off the bench for Toronto this season.
Oct 9, 2014Terrence RossOUTAnkleRoss (ankle/knee) was limited in Thursday’s practice, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Ross continues to nurse a lower-leg contusion suffered over the weekend. He sat out Tuesday’s preseason game and is in jeopardy of missing Friday’s matchup with the Celtics.
Oct 9, 2014Greg StiemsmaOUTConcussionStiemsma sat out Thursday’s practice with a possible concussion, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.The big man will be subject to the NBA’s concussion protocol and could miss a few days in the short-term. Consider him questionable for Friday’s preseason matchup against Boston.
Oct 9, 2014Lucas NogueiraOUTGroinNogueira (groin) will be held out indefinitely while he recovers from a groin strain, the Toronto Sun reports.The strain, which kept him out of Tuesday’s preseason opener, is more severe than originally anticipated, so the Raptors will shut the rookie down for “a while” to avoid further injury. At this point, it’s reasonable to think Nogueira’s status for opening night could be in jeopardy.
Oct 7, 2014Terrence RossOUTKneeRoss (ankle/knee) will not play in Tuesday’s preseason game against Sacramento, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports.Ross sustained a knee contusion Sunday and sat out Monday’s practice. The pain has apparently spread to his ankle, so he’ll rest Tuesday to avoid any further injury. Consider Ross day-to-day at this point.
Oct 7, 2014Lucas NogueiraOUTGroinNogueira (groin) will not play in Tuesday’s preseason opener against the Kings, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports.The rookie remains day-to-day while nursing a minor groin injury. Consider him questionable for Friday’s showdown with the Celtics.
Oct 7, 2014Patrick PattersonOUTHandPatterson (hand) will miss Tuesday’s preseason contest against the Kings, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports.Patterson is still dealing with a sore right hand, and he’ll sit out Tuesday as a precaution. The injury does not appear to be anything serious, and Patterson should be considered questionable for Friday’s matchup with the Celtics.
Oct 6, 2014Terrence RossOUTKneeRoss (knee) sat out Monday’s practice after bruising his knee during Sunday’s preseason contest, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.Ross sustained the bruise during a collision Sunday night and left the game after scoring 11 points in 25 minutes. He underwent a precautionary MRI on Monday morning but is not expected to miss an extended period of time.
Oct 6, 2014Terrence RossOUTKneeRoss injured his knee in a collision in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s preseason game against the Kings and is considered day-to-day, the Toronto Sun reports.He scored 11 points with two steals in 25 minutes before leaving the game. This likely won’t be an issue for Ross once the regular season begins, but could cost him a few practices in the early part of camp.
Oct 5, 2014Patrick PattersonOUTHandPatterson (hand) will miss the Raptors preseason opener Sunday against Sacramento, the Toronto Star’s Doug Smith reports.Patterson is apparently dealing with a sore right hand, and he’ll be held out of action Sunday, likely as a precaution. The forward will likely hold down a similar role to last season, when he appeared in 48 games (seven starts), averaging 23.3 minutes per game.
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