January 22, 2020, 10:13 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol did not miss a shot, going 7-for-7 from the field (3-of-3 from deep), also adding five rebounds, three assists and a steal in 25 minutes.
Gasol has been a top-65 play over the last week and as long as your team can stomach the incoming maintenance rest-days on the horizon, he should be able to sustain that value moving forward.
January 17, 2020, 9:43 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol matched his Raptors high in scoring with 20 points on Friday, also adding six rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and a career-high-tying six 3-pointers.
Gasol went 7-of-9 from the field and was superb in his 29 minutes, hitting some tough shots and whipping gorgeous passes across the court. The Raptors tied their franchise high in points in this 140-point explosion and also managed to keep everyone under 30 minutes, which bodes well for their game tomorrow against Minnesota. Kyle Lowry had 11 points, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in just 22 minutes while Pascal Siakam had 12 points, two steals and a triple in 25 minutes and Serge Ibaka had 15 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes. Gasol has been great through two games since returning from a lengthy absence and you can get all the usual Raptors into all fantasy lineups.
January 15, 2020, 11:33 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
After missing nearly a month with a left hamstring strain, Marc Gasol returned to action on Wednesday, logging 32 minutes and posting 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, adding five rebounds, six assists, one steal and three triples.
Gasol's 32 minutes are a nod to his full recovery. There's no reason to think he's not ready to roll at full strength. That said, the 34-year-old big man should be someone who's in for some maintenance rest days down the stretch.
January 15, 2020, 7:29 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol will start against the Thunder on Wednesday after working himself back from a left hamstring strain.
Gasol's most recent injury cost him 12 games total. He was not inside the top-100 even when he was healthy to start the year. It might be possible for him to be used as a trade chip if he performs well right off the bat due to the name value that he brings.
Source: Lukas Weese on Twitter
January 14, 2020, 2:11 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol (left hamstring strain) is being listed as probable to return for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.
The probable designation backs up the earlier reports stating that Gasol would be making his return to the lineup for this game. We are unsure if Gasol will start as Serge Ibaka has been playing some of the best basketball of his career, but Gasol remains a viable big man option if he is on your league's waiver wire.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 14, 2020, 12:12 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol (left hamstring strain) expects to return to game action for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.
Teammates Pascal Siakam and Normal Powell returned from their indefinite injuries on Sunday, and it seems like Gasol will follow suit against the Thunder. The soon-to-be 35-year-old will likely be eased back into the rotation at first but is worth a look for owners in the market for big man stats. Chris Boucher is expected to be bumped from the rotation.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
January 11, 2020, 12:31 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol (left hamstring strain) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.
Just like teammate Pascal Siakam, the report notes that Sunday "might be a bit ambitious" for a return date. Nevertheless, Gasol is closing in on a return. When he returns, he'll likely push Serge Ibaka back to being end-of-roster fodder while Chris Boucher will fall out of the rotation entirely. Gasol himself has only been ranked within the top 125 in both 8- and 9-cat formats, so he'll be teetering on the cut line for the rest of the season.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter
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
January 2, 2020, 2:39 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol (hamstring strain) and Norman Powell (shoulder subluxation) are being ruled out for Thursday's matchup with the Heat.
Coach Nick Nurse said that the two were able to get on the court, but it didn't sound like they did much and are still a ways away from returning. Patrick McCaw has recently slid into the starting small forward spot, while Serge Ibaka has been a top-80/100 player in 8/9 cat leagues over the past two weeks as the Raptors starting C.
Source: Paul Jones on Twitter
December 28, 2019, 10:12 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka had a solid outing in 30 minutes of action scoring an efficient 20 points (9-of-14) and chipping in 10 rebounds in Saturday's win over the Celtics.
Ibaka is being given the opportunity to start for the Raptors with teammate Marc Gasol out with injury. Ever since a zero point stinker earlier this month, he has average over 19 points a game for the past seven games. Owners should continue to confidently play Ibaka as he is a nightly double-double threat.
December 27, 2019, 1:04 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Nick Nurse said that there are no returns imminent for the Raptors, which means Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol, Norman Powell, Matt Thomas and Dewan Hernandez are all out indefinitely.
Siakam (groin), Gasol (hamstring strain) and Hernandez (ankle sprain) will not travel with the team to Boston for Saturday's game. Thomas (finger fracture) has yet to be cleared for contact while there have been no other updates on Powell (shoulder subluxation). It'll be a nine-man group for the Raptors for the foreseeable future, with Chris Boucher and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson the only 12-team pickup options.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
December 19, 2019, 8:41 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam is out indefinitely with a stretched groin as of Thursday's report.
This is a really surprising and unfortunate addition to the injury report that we nobody was planning for. Hopefully we'll get some more clarity on Siakam soon with at least a timetable for his return. Maybe we get excited about Chris Boucher again because we're silly. Other than that, it'll be worth looking at Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Michael Grange reported that Siakam suffered the groin strain in the fourth quarter against the Pistons and is expected to return sooner than both Normal Powell and Marc Gasol.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
December 19, 2019, 5:47 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Marc Gasol will miss multiple weeks due to the left hamstring injury he suffered during Wednesday's game.
Gasol will be out for multiple weeks, making Serge Ibaka a hot commodity in fantasy circles. Chris Boucher could also be streamable while Gasol remains out although he only saw about six minutes in Wednesday's game.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
December 19, 2019, 12:59 amMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol (left hamstring) and Norman Powell (left shoulder) will be re-evaluated on Thursday.
We won't have official word until tomorrow, but it would be surprising to see either player back shortly. Gasol suffered a non-contact injury and immediately asked out of the game while Powell remained down on the floor for a full possession after injuring the shoulder that he partially dislocated last season. Serge Ibaka, Chris Boucher, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Patrick McCaw and Terence Davis are about to get some extra work.
Source: Eric Smith on Twitter
December 18, 2019, 7:35 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol (left hamstring strain) was helped to the locker room in the first quarter of Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons and will not return.
It was a non-contact injury for Gasol, which obviously does not bode well at all for his outlook here. We'll provide updates when they become available but it is a fair assumption that he could miss some time here. Serge Ibaka and Chris Boucher will step up in his absence.
Source: Toronto Raptors on Twitter