January 20, 2020, 5:43 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam scored 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block on Monday against the Hawks.
Not an overwhelming line, but not too shabby either. Siakam's minutes are down a bit from where they were prior to his groin injury which has impacted his scoring totals, but fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned.
January 19, 2020, 1:21 amPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam scored 14 points in Saturday's win over the Wolves, chipping in four rebounds, three assists and four blocks.
The backcourt players had the hot-hand in this one and limited Siakam to just 10 field goal attempts. Unfortunately, except for the defensive stats this seemed to take him out of the picture as he only registered four rebounds. No worries here as Siakam is still a beast.
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, 11:37 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam looked good in his 30 minutes on Wednesday as he posted 21 point on 9-of-15 shooting, adding four rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and one block.
Siakam is up to his old tricks and at 30 minutes this line was pretty much par for the course. He should be seen as a top-25 value guy moving forward once again.
January 12, 2020, 10:05 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam (groin) returned from an 11-game absence in Sunday's 104-105 loss to the Spurs and posted 15 points (6-of-17 FG), five rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.
Siakam was on a minutes limit but clearly it wasn't all that restrictive. He started the game hot and really struggled in the second half, including a missed layup that would've given the Raptors the lead in the final 10 seconds, but some rust was to be expected. Keep an eye on the minutes going forward but get Spicy P back into your lineups for next week.
January 12, 2020, 4:22 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam (groin) is available to play during Sunday's game versus the Spurs.
Siakam will make his anticipated return to the starting lineup, but expect some restrictions during his first few games back. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will still have value for the time being, but once Siakam gets back up to speed he's a drop candidate.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
January 11, 2020, 12:27 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam (groin strain) is listed as questionable for Sunday vs. the Spurs.
The report adds that Sunday "might be a bit ambitious for [Siakam]," so don't expect to see him active on Sunday. That said, Siakam is definitely making headway in his recovery from what was initially deemed a "groin stretch." Managers should expect him to be available some time next week.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter
January 10, 2020, 12:36 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Head coach Nick Nurse did not rule out the idea that Marc Gasol (hamstring strain) and Pascal Siakam (groin strain) could play on Sunday vs. the Spurs but it appears unlikely.
When talking about Gasol and Siakam's chances of playing on Sunday, Nurse said that it "is probably a bit too ambitious for Siakam and Gasol" but he didn't rule them out entirely. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the expectation is for Siakam to practice on Friday with a return coming sometime over the next week. Consider both of them doubtful for Sunday but returns in the next week don't seem far-fetched at this point.
Source: Josh Lewenberg 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, 2:35 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam (groin) is being listed as out against the Heat on Thursday.
Nick Nurse said that Siakam was able to get on the court, but it sounded like he was still a ways away from a return. Serge Ibaka, Chris Boucher, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and OG Anunoby will continue to get a lot of burn in the frontcourt. Siakam was putting up second-round value before going down, and fantasy owners will have to hold tight in the meantime.
Source: Paul Jones on Twitter
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 18, 2019, 9:42 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam cooked the Pistons on Wednesday night, scoring 26 points and stuffing the stat sheet with five rebounds, three assists, a steal, four blocks and six 3-pointers.
Siakam ended up shooting 10-of-23 from the field and took a few bad shots when the offense started to slow down, but that can be forgiven considering how full this line is. He's a second-round value and might see more playing time as both a center and a playmaker in the wake of Marc Gasol's injury.
December 16, 2019, 9:46 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam led the Raptors to a 133-113 win over the Cavs on Monday with 33 points on 13-of-24 shooting to go with four rebounds, four assists and five 3-pointers.
Siakam torched the Cavs for 25 points at the half and didn't need to do much else to finish the game. He's breaking out again and should be treated as an early-round asset.
December 14, 2019, 10:22 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam led the way with 30 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three steals, three blocks and three 3-pointers.
Siakam scored 25 of his points in the first half and started the game 8-of-12 from the field, but he ended up with disappointing marks of 10-for-26 overall and 7-of-10 from the charity stripe. Despite the big slowdown after halftime, nobody will be complaining about Siakam's full statline. He's going to finish as a top-30 value this year and should be in that range for years to come.