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  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    According to head coach Nick Nurse, Powell's recent ankle injury isn't too serious and Nurse thinks he'll be able to play on Saturday vs. the Pistons.

    Powell injured himself during Monday's game but might not have to miss too much time as a result. The Raptors have a long layoff until their next game which increases Powell's chances of playing. Continue to monitor the news as we'll learn more in the coming days. Patrick McCaw will see most of his minutes evaporate when Powell returns to action.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left ankle sprain) will not return to Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Powell injured himself colliding with OG Anunoby under the basket. The reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week finished the game shooting 0-of-1 from deep in one minute. It is hard to hold Powell in a must-win scenario with the Raptors only playing one more game this week. The Raptors play Saturday and then again on Monday. Hopefully Powell can return for next Monday's game. Patrick McCaw and Terence Davis could see a boost with Powell sidelined, but Fred VanVleet could return any day now and would sap any value they have.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell headed to the locker room on Monday after colliding with OG Anunoby under the basket.

    Powell has been on a tear the past five games, posting first-round value in 9-cat leagues while averaging 28 points per game. He was just named Eastern Conference Player of the Week and hopefully he is able to return. If Powell is ruled out he could be considered expendable in a must-win scenario with the Raptors only playing one more game this week.

    Source: Mike Ganter on Twitter

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell followed up his career night on Friday with a 31-point performance on Sunday in a win over the Kings.

    Powell shot 11-of-21 from the field and 6-of-12 from beyond the arc. He also added two rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block to the stat sheet. He should be picked up and started in all formats as he has been a top-60 option in 9-cat leagues this season.

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell led the Raptors to a 121-113 win with a career-high 37 points to go with three boards, two assists, three steals and four triples.

    Okay if you haven't jumped on the Powell bandwagon, you should now. Stop reading and check if he's available in any of your leagues and place a claim now. Whenever he's on the floor, good things happen for the Raptors offense and he's been a top-80 player on the year and a top-40 option over the last two months.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet is out on Thursday night with a sore left shoulder.

    VanVleet was downgraded to doubtful so this is just confirmation that he will in fact sit out. Norman Powell should have another strong outing against a bad Warriors squad.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (left shoulder) is now listed as doubtful for Thursday's game agains the Warriors.

    Norman Powell should be a beneficiary in this contest assuming VanVleet sits out, so we should get another strong outing from Powell.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry fought to lead the Raptors to a comeback win over the Suns on Tuesday with 28 points (8-of-19 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), five rebounds, six assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    The short-handed Raptors mainly gave minutes to six players in this one, and they eventually broke through for the win. Lowry has been roughly as valuable with Fred VanVleet (left shoulder soreness) out as when he's been starting next to him lately. Lowry is defying age and hopefully stays strong down the stretch this season. Norman Powell also carried a big load in his start on Tuesday, going for 26 points, two rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (left shoulder soreness) has been downgraded to doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

    Norman Powell is again in line for extended run after playing 40 minutes against the Nuggets on Sunday. Terence Davis and Patrick McCaw will pick up extra minutes as well. VanVleet isn't expected to be out too long so continue to monitor his status as the week progresses.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (left shoulder soreness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game.

    Norman Powell has flourished in his absence over the last two contests. This shouldn't be a long-term injury for VanVleet, but he could miss another game or two.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell continued to play a large role for the Raptors vs. the Nuggets on Sunday, delivering 24 points, six rebounds and one 3-pointer over 40 minutes of action.

    Powell is going to get all of the minutes he can handle for the short-handed Raptors. He's bound to hit more than one 3-pointer on most nights and is a must-add where available in standard leagues right now. Powell can be a real difference-maker who scores in bunches when he's hot.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (left shoulder soreness) is questionable to face the Nuggets on Sunday.

    VanVleet missed Friday's game and the Raptors are yet to give an official statement on the injury but the questionable tag seems to suggest it is not too serious. Norman Powell slid in as the starter on Friday, scoring 22 points in 36 minutes and should see plenty of time again if VanVleet misses more games with Patrick McCaw and Terence Davis taking care of the backup backcourt duties.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left ring finger) returned to action on Friday and put up 22 points and three assists in 36 minutes of floor time.

    His return kind of came out of nowhere, but the Raptors are terrible at reporting and disclosing injury information so this is not shocking. The Raptors were thin tonight with only nine players, and Powell benefited from the absence of Fred VanVleet. On a per game basis Norm ranks safely inside the top-100 this season, so he's worth scooping up if you have space or a need. It helps that he's on a really good team as well.

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left finger fracture) is active for Friday's game against the Hornets, and he will be in the starting lineup.

    Powell's recovery came awfully fast, and it's a good thing as the Raptors needed some more bodies to fill in for Fred VanVleet (left shoulder). Powell was giving late mid-round value earlier in the year, but it could be tougher to do that while his teammates are healthy. If you have space he is worth a 12-team flyer to see how the roster shuffles out. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will also start on Friday, in place of Serge Ibaka. RHJ should have some value as long as Ibaka and Marc Gasol are out, although Chris Boucher may have even more upside for his blocks.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left finger fracture) is probable for Friday's matchup against the Hornets.

    Powell recovered quicker than expected, as information on his injury was a blackhole until the last week or two. If he's ready for substantial minutes he could slide right into Fred VanVleet's (left shoulder) slot in the lineup, but it'd be a bit surprising to see him leap right back into the thick of the rotation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report