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Paul Watson scored a game-high 30 points (10-13 FG, 8-11 3PT, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one steal and one block across 25 minutes during Friday's 113-102 win over the Magic.
Watson entered the starting five with Kyle Lowry (foot), Pascal Siakam (rest) and OG Anunoby (rest) ruled out. He buried eight triples and poured in a career-high 30 points during Wednesday’s win. Watson returned on Wednesday after missing his 11 games due to health and safety protocols. The 26-year-old is worth using as a streamer when the Raptors rest their key players. Watson will look to keep the momentum going when the Raptors host the Thunder on Sunday.
Toronto Raptors Paul Watson (knee) has been ruled out Monday against the Pistons.
With Watson, DeAndre Bembry, and Patrick McCaw all being listed out on Monday, the Raptors rotation will be a bit thin. Look for Gary Trent Jr to see an extended run.
Paul Watson registered 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-6 3PT) two assists, one rebound and two steals across 27 minutes in Saturday’s 114-104 loss to the Hornets.
Watson logged season-highs in points, minutes and steals in Saturday’s loss to the Thunder. With the Raptors missing key players on offense, Watson can be used as a streamer in deep-league formats. The 26-year-old is averaging 6.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.7 assists and 1.3 triples across 19.7 minutes in his last three games. Watson will look to build on Saturday’s performance when the Raptors visit the Bulls on Sunday.
Paul Watson totaled 22 points (8-13 FG, 4-6 3PT, 2-3 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes in the 117-109 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
With Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry resting in the final regular season game for the Raptors, Watson took over the backup point guard role. Although Watson is not relevant from a fantasy standpoint, he's someone to keep an eye on if something were to happen to VanVleet or Lowry in the post-season.
Paul Watson could be a "hell of a steal," said Raptors' Player Development Coach Rico Hines.
Watson signed a two-way deal with the Raptors in January. “The Toronto Raptors do a good job of getting players like that. They do a really good job of seeing that kind of talent in people and then helping them develop, and then you get steals. And I think Paul Watson is the next steal. I really believe that," Hines added. Watson is a player to monitor, he averaged 19.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks across 30 games for the Raptors 905 in the G-League.