February 24, 2017, 2:10 pm
Serge Ibaka will make his Toronto Raptor debut on Friday against the Celtics.
The Magic relied on Ibaka to be a scorer but since the Raptors already have a lot of that, Ibaka may shift his focus to defensive stats and maintain top-50 value. The addition of Ibaka will likely shift Norman Powell back to the bench with either DeMarre Carroll or P.J. Tucker playing small forward. Patrick Patterson, Lucas Nogueira and Jakob Poeltl all lose value. Nogueira however, may only need 15 minutes a game to give you a couple blocks and stay relevant in deep leagues.
P.J. Tucker was playing 28.5 minutes on the Suns but will most likely not get as many minutes going forward. His arrival will cut into Norman Powell and DeMarre Carroll’s value as well. All three of them can likely be dropped in 12-team formats.