December 19, 2017, 3:53 pm
Raptors backup big man Lucas Nogueira (strained calf) will miss Wednesday’s game against the Hornets.
Nogueira will miss his ninth straight game on Wednesday. His absence has benefited Serge Ibaka who has played more minutes and seen an increased usage rate over the last six games leading to top-16 value during that span. Jonas Valanciunas has played the same amount of minutes with and without Nogueira, but also also improved his play with top-50 numbers over the last seven games.