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Fred VanVleet (rest) didn’t play in Sunday's 125-113 loss against the Pacers.
The Raptors continued to rest their regulars and sat VanVleet for the fourth straight game. VanVleet finished his fifth season with the Raptors and averaged 19.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.7 blocks and 3.3 triples across 52 games in 2020-21.
Fred VanVleet is expected to miss another game for Toronto as he continues to recover from a lingering hip injury.
Guards Malachi Flynn, Jalen Harris, and Gary Trent Jr. should divide up the minutes in the backcourt with VanVleet's running mate Kyle Lowry (rest) also out.
Fred VanVleet (rest) didn’t play in Tuesday's 115-96 loss to the Clippers.
VanVleet sat for the second straight game for rest purposes. The Raptors continue to rest their regulars as the team is out of the NBA playoff race. VanVleet’s next chance to return will be Thursday against the Bulls.
Fred VanVleet compiled 22 points (7-25 FG, 4-12 3PT, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, five assists and two steals across 45 minutes in Thursday's 131-129 overtime loss against the Wizards.
VanVleet logged a 22-6-4 stat line in Thursday’s loss and has now scored at least 22 points in three straight games. The combo guard is finishing the season strong and had averaged 26.3 points, 8.4 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals, and 4.3 triples during that span. VanVleet will try to extend his scoring streak of 20-point plus games to four when the Raptors host the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Fred VanVleet scored a team-high 27 points (10-24 FG, 5-14 3PT, 2-3 FT), with 13 assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 41 minutes during Tuesday's 105-100 loss to the Clippers.
VanVleet led the Raptors in scoring with 27 points and recorded his fifth double-double of the season. He’s been on an absolute roll in his last two games. The combo guard is averaging 28.5 points, 10.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.5 triples across 40.5 minutes during that two-game stretch. VanVleet will look to continue his torrid stretch when the Raptors host the Wizards on Thursday.