November 1, 2017, 10:30 am
Raptors big men Jonas Valanciunas (left ankle) and Serge Ibaka (right knee) will play on Wednesday against the Nuggets.
It will be all hands on deck for the Raptors on Wednesday after Ibaka missed the previous game and Big Val missed the last four. In their absence Jakob Poeltl and Lucas Noguiera performed admirably and may have earned more time going forward, possibly making Valanciunas expendable. The Raptors have tried to shop him in the past. The return of the big men will send Poeltl and Nogueira back to the bench, but keep an eye on them as Poeltl is quietly flirting with top-80 value in just 20 minutes per game and Nogueira finished last season at top-110 per game player. Poeltl is the better add, but owners may want to see how minutes shake out with all the big men healthy before indulging.