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  • 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

  • Matt Thomas
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas (fractured left finger) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Thomas has been out since late November. He is off the fantasy radar.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Matt Thomas
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas (fractured left finger) is expected to miss about four weeks of action.

    Thomas broke his left middle finger in shootaround before Monday's game with the Hawks but ended up playing through it for a game. He's been a nice floor-spacer for a surprisingly effective Raptors bench but the fantasy impact is nonexistent.

    Source: Sportsnet

  • Matt Thomas
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas has been ruled out for Monday's game due to a fractured left middle finger.

    Thomas has shown some long range shooting ability but is barely averaging double digit minutes this season. Terence Davis could see a bit more action but is not a recommended fantasy play.

    Source: Lori Ewing on Twitter

  • Matt Thomas
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas debuted for the Raptors on Saturday and put up six points on 2-of-3 shooting from deep, adding three boards and one steal.

    Thomas saw 20 minutes of action in this game, but will need to show much more if he's to earn meaningful minutes in the Raptors' rotation. Leave him on the wire for now.

  • Matt Thomas
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors have officially signed shooting guard Matt Thomas.

    Thomas will join the Raptors on a three-year deal after emerging as one of Europe's top shooters with Valencia last season. The Iowa State product hit 48.5 percent of his 3-pointers last season and is at a clean 47 percent in his two seasons in Spain. He should factor into the shooting guard rotation with Danny Green gone and is someone to monitor in deeper formats for his 3-point potential.

    Source: Toronto Raptors