August 14, 2020, 11:56 amPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
The Raptors have decided to rest Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet for the team's final regular season game on Friday vs. the Nuggets.
The Raptors have no reason to play their main studs in a meaningless game as they prepare to defend their NBA Title. Serge Ibaka and OG Anunoby were also downgraded to doubtful this morning so we should expect ample opportunity from the fringes. Chris Boucher, Terence Davis, Matt Thomas, Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will all see extended run while Marc Gasol and Norman Powell will likely see limited minutes and may sit out of the second half entirely.
Source: NBA Injury Report