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  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry ended Monday's Game 5 loss with 10 points, two rebounds, five assists and two steals in 34 minutes.

    Lowry shot 3-for-8 from the field while making one of his three attempts from behind the arc. It was his lowest point total of the series, which the Celtics now lead 3-2. Thanks to the lopsided score, Matt Thomas came off the bench to score 10 points in 19 minutes.

  • Terence Davis
    G-F, Toronto Raptors

    Terrence Davis saw some extended run in Sunday's blowout win over the Nets in Game 4, posting 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-8 from deep, adding four rebounds and two dimes in 24 minutes.

    The Raptors had this one in the bag early, so Davis and Matt Thomas both got to see some good playing time in this one. Thomas saw 25 minutes and produced 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting with three rebounds, two 3s and one steal.

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell made the most of his start on Friday, turning 23 minutes into 15 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.

    Powell got off to a slow start in the bubble but turned it up over his last few games, scoring 21, 17, 15 and now 23 points in his tune-up for the playoffs. He's coming off a career season and should be an important part of Toronto's playoff rotation. With the Raptors resting multiple regulars today, Powell was joined in the starting five by Matt Thomas (12 points, two threes) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (six points, six rebounds, one block). That duo is right on the cusp of the postseason rotation and might be deployed situationally.

  • Terence Davis
    G-F, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors will start Terence Davis, Matt Thomas, Noman Powell, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Marc Gasol against the Nuggets on Friday.

    The Raptors will be without five of their top six players today with the playoffs starting on Monday, and the smart money is on Gasol and Powell not playing a ton here either. If you're playing DFS you can go wild and roll the dice on any Raptors who aren't in the team's usual top eight, with Davis, RHJ and Thomas getting a slight bump over the rest of the bench group thanks to their starting roles today.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Matt Thomas
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas caught fire on Monday against the Bucks, dropping a career-high 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting while adding four rebounds, one assist and four triples.

    Thomas got an extra opportunity tonight due to Fred VanVleet (knee) and Kyle Lowry (back) sitting this one out. He's an elite shooter, as shown by his .470 mark from deep and is another valuable asset that Toronto's elite scouting and developmental department has their hands on.

  • Matt Thomas
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas performed as expected in his first NBA season, knocking down 1.1 triples per game while shooting .467 from behind the arc.

    Thomas was perhaps the best shooter not in the NBA last season, and he came as advertised for the Raptors. While there's potential for an elite 3-point specialist to emerge, Thomas just isn't a big enough part of Toronto's rotation to be considered a fantasy option. He's a situational player (9.7 mpg), but he's outstanding at one particular aspect of the game.

  • Matt Thomas
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas scored a career-high 15 points on Saturday with six rebounds and three steals in 22 minutes off the bench.

    Thomas was a DNP-CD in the two games before Saturday and can be left on the waiver wire in even the deepest of leagues. If he has another performance like this he could be considered for points and threes in deep leagues.

  • Matt Thomas
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas (fractured left finger) returned from a 21-game absence on Tuesday night, tallying eight points, six rebounds and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes of action.

    Thomas was the first man off the bench and that's an encouraging sign for deep-league GMs that could use a 3-point specialist. His role might vanish when Norman Powell gets back but right now Toronto's so shorthanded that Thomas will get his chances.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    The injury to Fred VanVleet (right hamstring strain) may cost him more than the one game as Nick Nurse indicated the combo-guard could be out" a little while."

    In an ode to how quickly fantasy players' values change, Norman Powell (questionable), who is on the verge of a return, may suddenly find himself back into a prominent role and high usage situation once he can suit up. If VanVleet is forced to miss time, Powell, along with Patrick McCaw, Terence Davis and the returning Matt Thomas, will see extra minutes.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Matt Thomas
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas (left middle finger fracture) is no longer listed on the injury report and will make his return during Tuesday's game against the Blazers.

    Thomas has only played in 12 games so far this season but should be able to jump right back into the fire if he was able to keep his conditioning up while he was out. There will be some extra minutes available for Thomas if Norman Powell sits out again.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Matt Thomas
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas (left middle finger fracture) will return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Blazers.

    Thomas will play with Raptors 905 tonight so hopefully he can avoid any setbacks. He'll be a 3-point specialist option when he returns, especially with so many other Raptors still out.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Matt Thomas
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas (finger fracture) was able to practice on Monday and will head to the G League for further rehab purposes.

    It's possible that Thomas plays in tonight's game for the Raptors 905 but his return seems just around the corner. He was actually active for Saturday's game but was never expected to play. His return should help the Raptors' offensive woes — any time you can add a .538 3-point shooter, it'll give a boost. He's a deep-league 3-point specialist who might get real minutes with so many other Raptors ailing.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Pascal Siakam
    PF, 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

  • Matt Thomas
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas (fractured left finger) will be reevaluated on January 6 according to head coach Nick Nurse.

    Thomas has been doing everything except for contact according to Nurse. He has been out for a month with the injury but was playing only 11.3 minutes per game prior so he can be ignored in fantasy leagues. We would expect him to be competing with Patrick McCaw and Terrence Davis for backup wing minutes upon his return.

    Source: Eric Smith on Twitter

  • Pascal Siakam
    PF, 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