January 4, 2020, 6:59 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
According to Nick Nurse, Pascal Siakam (groin strain) may be the last Raptor to make a return to the lineup.
Nurse also said that Matt Thomas' and Norman Powell's returns are just around the corner. Marc Gasol has already been ruled out "for weeks" with a hamstring pull, so although ambiguity abounds in Siakam's diagnosis, we know that his time out can be measure in weeks, not days. Initially, he was tagged as "out indefinitely" with a "groin stretch," which doesn't tell us much about a potential timeline but also elides any detailed information about the extent of his soft tissue injury. The phrase "groin stretch" also sounds silly when you consider that the source is probably one of the highest-paid doctors in all of Canada. In any case, you'll just have to be patient with Siakam, no pun intended.
Source: Michael Grange on Twitter