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  • Pascal Siakam
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors will be the first team scheduled to arrive in Orlando to kick off the league's six-stage proposal to resume play.

    The Raptors are the only team that has to travel across an international border to get to the location to resume the season (Orlando), so commissioner Adam Silver is making sure that he brings them to Florida first. There has been some doubt as to the team's ability to return to action using the same procedures as the other 29 teams due to the fact that they play their home games in Canada so it makes sense for the NBA to plan ahead. Shams Charania is reporting that players will have until June 24 to decide whether or not the will take part in the league's restart plan. More decisions will continue trickling down in the coming weeks.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors will open the OVO Center, their training facility, starting on Monday.

    This is a positive step but there's still a long way to go, as only one player and one coach will be allowed in the building at a time. The Raptors will let the players participate on a voluntary basis, as will all the teams that have announced the opening of their facilities, but on a conference call GM Bobby Webster said that the players still in Toronto are eager to get going again. About half of the Raptors are still in Toronto while there are questions about how the rest of the roster will get back into Canada — Webster said that the Raptors are working with public health officials and that players will be forced to follow the country's quarantine guidelines, while they won't seek out any special exceptions when it comes to immigration standards.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left ankle sprain) declared himself fully healthy and ready for game action if play resumes.

    Powell's injury was not considered too serious after he sustained it on March 9, so this isn't surprising. He has averaged 16.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists while shooting 39.8 percent from deep.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    When asked on an Instagram Live about his upcoming free agency, Serge Ibaka said he wants to stay with the Raptors.

    Ibaka called Toronto a beautiful city and wondered why he would leave when the Raptors are one of the best teams in the league. The Raptors have been angling to preserve as much cap space as possible for the summer of 2021, which could affect negotiations with Ibaka, but it's clear that there's a strong willingness to stick around. Other teams will likely offer Ibaka more than Toronto, so this will be an interesting case to track in free agency.

    Source: Matt Rodrigo on Twitter

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Updating a story from Friday night, the final outstanding test for COVID-19 among the Raptors' traveling party has come back negative.

    Great news, as the Raptors dispersed to two charity events in Toronto the night that the NBA was suspended, before it was known that they had come into contact with COVID-19 via Rudy Gobert. Players will remain in self-isolation as a precaution.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors' entire traveliing party (players, coaches, staff) who were tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday have received their results and they are all currently negative.

    Results for one additional person is still pending. The Raptors recently faced the Jazz and Serge Ibaka, who guarded Rudy Gobert, tested negative. The organization will continue to be in close contact with publich health authorities and disease experts. This is a refreshing bit of good news.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • 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

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry led the Raptors to a win over the Jazz on Monday with 21 points on 7-of-18 shooting to go with five rebounds, seven dimes, three steals and four triples.

    Lowry hit a huge triple late in the fourth quarter to help put the game away as the Jazz were mounting a comeback in the final period of the game. He's been stellar whenever he suits up and besides missing that prolonged stretch in the middle of the year, it's been smooth sailing for Lowry as he's more than returned his ADP in value.

  • Pascal Siakam
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam scored 27 points with 11 rebounds, eight dimes and two triples on Monday.

    Siakam was 9-for-18 from the floor and made all seven of his free throws. Although the scoring numbers and popcorn stats were there, we saw zero defensive numbers and five turnovers which otherwise would have been a perfect performance.

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw came off the bench on Monday and logged 43 minutes, scoring two points on 1-of-5 shooting to go with six rebounds, two assists and three steals.

    McCaw was the next man up after Norman Powell sprained his ankle in the first two minutes of action. Powell going down is a killer blow from a guy who was absolutely torching the field. Owners in the playoffs may have to drop Powell as he might miss extended time, but check back up for an official report. McCaw played well, but his game doesn't translate well to the box score.

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Serge Ibaka came up with a big game on Monday, scoring 27 points with 13 rebounds while adding three dimes and five triples.

    Ibaka went 9-for-17 from the floor and hit all four his free throws tonight. He's producing at a mid-round clip and should continue to do so with Marc Gasol managing a hamstring injury.

  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting to go with five rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer on Monday.

    Anunoby logged 33 minutes and delivered a triple-one for owners tonight. He's usually much better on the offensive end, but tonight the Raptors got big games from their other starters.

  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby was ejected late in the game on Monday, finishing with seven points, five rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Norman Powell (left ankle sprain) left the game early and did not return. Anunoby will see increased usage if Powell misses time, but Fred VanVleet was questionable for Monday and could return next game. Anunoby should still be able to carve out late-round standard-league value for defensive stats and threes.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby returned to the game on Monday after heading to the locker room in the first quarter.

    The Raptors' PR said that Anunoby had to leave the game because he lost a contact. Luckily there was nothing serious with Anunoby, but his teammate Norman Powell (ankle) left the game and will not return. Anunoby will see a boost in usage without Powell, but Fred VanVleet should return any day and put a dent into Anunoby's usage. Anunoby will still contribute in threes and defensive stats and is worth holding in standard leagues.

    Source: Mike Ganter 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