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Guard Jeff Dowtin Jr has signed a two-way contract with Toronto. The Raptors now have both of their two-way contract spots filled with Dowtin and Ron Harper Jr. (Source: Shams Charania via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dowtin flashed in the NBA Summer League, going for 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists across four games for Toronto, shooting 57% from the field and 36% from downtown. While he’s buried on the depth chart, Toronto lacked any sort of depth last season. That showed in the playoffs series against the Sixers when only 7 players played any meaningful minutes. If he can prove himself to be an impactful player, Dowtin could get a shot at extended minutes sooner rather than later.

Category: Transactions


Svi Mykhailiuk exercised his $1.9 million player option on Monday and will remain in Toronto next season as reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Svi signed a $3.6 million contract with Toronto last offseason and his opting to exercise this option comes as no surprise as the Kansas-product is on his 4th team in four years. Mykhailiuk, after falling out of the Raptors’ rotation late last season and even being demoted to the G-League in March, knows he would likely not bring in $1.9 million on the open market. The Ukrainian sharpshooter averaged just 4.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in 12.8 minutes across 56 games with Toronto this past season.

Category: Transactions


According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, Raptors G OG Anunoby is drawing trade interest from the Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers. (Source: Jake Fischer)

Fantasy Impact: Rumors have continued to float around Anunoby's situation in Toronto and whether the veteran is content playing third fiddle behind the likes of Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet. The veteran has squashed rumors but league executives told Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report that teams have continued to call about the veteran's availability. Both the Blazers and Jazz have reported interest in acquiring the 24-year-old. With the Raptors continuing to express interest in adding a veteran center. a deal between either franchise makes sense as both Rudy Gobert of the Jazz and Jusuf Nurkic of the Blazers are reportedly on the trading block and make for ideal fits in Toronto's system.

Category: Rumors


Thaddeus Young is officially available to play in Thursday’s Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers as per the official NBA Injury Report. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Thaddeus Young will play Thursday despite still dealing with his hyperextended thumb he has played through by in this series. Young has seen double digit minutes the last two games including a 13 point, 5 rebound, 5 assist performance across 30 minutes in Game 4, the last time this series was in Toronto.

Category: Injury Updates


Raptors G Fred VanVleet is officially considered doubtful for Thursday’s Game 6 against Philadelphia as reported by the Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds. (Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fred VanVleet is in danger of missing his second consecutive game in this first round series against the 76ers as he continues to battle and strained left hip flexor. The other regular Raptors starters will have to step up like they did in Game 5 and all play 39+ minutes. Precious Achiuwa and Khem Birch should both see increased minutes again as well.

Category: Injury Updates


Scottie Barnes is available and will make his return for Game 4 on Saturday against the 76ers. (Source: Kayla Grey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fresh off being named the Rookie of the Year, Barnes will make his return for the Raptors. Down 3-0 in the series, Toronto is going to need some magic to make any sort of comeback and the return of Barnes will certainly help.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Raptors reporter Eric Koreen, Gary Trent Jr. (illness) is listed as questionable to play Game 3 vs. the 76ers. (Source: Eric Koreen)

Fantasy Impact: Trent, who was listed as doubtful to play on Monday with an illness, did suit up and play but was unable to finish the game as the Raptors went on to lose. With the team down 0-2 and Scottie Barnes doubtful to play, the availability of Trent remains large for the team. If he is unable to go, Malachi Flynn and Armani Brooks should see extended minutes off the bench.

Category: Injury Updates


Precious Achiuwa will start for the injured Scottie Barnes, according to Raptors reporter Josh Lewenberg. (Source: Josh Lewenberg)

Fantasy Impact: Achiuwa will receive the start for Game 2 with rookie Scottie Barnes sidelined. The 22-year-old big man started 28 games this year for the Raptors and averaged 9.1 points and 8.1 rebounds over 27.8 minutes in those starts. Expect Achiuwa to see around 30 minutes as he'll be tasked with stopping Joel Embiid Monday night.

Category: Injury Updates


Pascal Siakam scored 29 points (12-24 FG, 0-2 3PT, 5-6 FT), along with 12 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Pascal Siakam has been on a tear his last 4 games, after being held under 20 points in back-to-back games against Orlando and Minnesota. Over his last 4 games, Siakam is averaging 31.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 2 steals per contest.

Category: Game Recaps


Malachi Flynn (hamstring) is listed as questionable to play in Sunday's contest against the Miami Heat, per the NBA Injury Report. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Flynn is dealing with a strained-left hamstring that forced him to miss most of March, and it's not clear if he will be ready to play Sunday. He has been practicing, however, which is an encouraging sign for his availability. If he can't go, Armoni Brooks should continue to see additional minutes in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Yuta Watanabe (quad) is considered questionable to play in Sunday's game against the Miami Heat. (Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Watanabe is dealing with a quad issue, and he had to get an MRI on it recently. The test revealed a 'small issue' with it, but it's not clear what that means for his availability. He is listed questionable to play, and if he can't go Sunday, look for Armoni Brooks to be a key fantasy beneficiary of his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Raptors C Khem Birch is questionable for Wednesday’s game against Minnesota according to SI.com’s Aaron Rose. (Source: Aaron Rose on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Birch is in danger of missing his second straight contest as he continues to deal with swelling in his right knee. Chris Boucher and Precious Achiuwa should again see increased minutes if Birch cannot play Wednesday.

Category: Injury Updates


Guard Armoni Brooks is signing a new, two-year deal that will keep him with the Toronto Raptors through 2023. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brooks has been a key contributor for Toronto, scoring 20+ points in each of his last three games. He now cashes in, and gets a bit of long-term security. Fantasy managers can expect him to remain as a solid flex option.

Category: Transactions


Chris Boucher recorded 19 points (8-14 FG, 2-2 FT, 1-4 3-PT), ten boards, a steal and two block on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Boucher saw extended action on Monday in the absence of OG Anunoby and Gary Trent. Nick Nurse has gone to Boucher to stretch the floor when those two are off the floor this season, so there may be some meat left on this bone. Boucher also played 38 minutes on Sunday. The Canadian big-man has very volatile production, but the ceiling is very high, especially at 30+ minutes of playing time. His size will likely be needed against Cleveland on Thursday.

Category: Game Recaps


According to Raptors reporter Eric Koreen, D.J. Wilson will not play Thursday with a knee injury. (Source: Eric Koreen)

Fantasy Impact: After suffering a knee injury on Monday night against the Nets, Wilson will miss his second consecutive game on Thursday with a knee injury. His minutes will likely shift to Malachi Flynn and Thad Young.

Category: Injury Updates


Dalano Banton sent to G-league

Wed, Mar 2nd 9:15am EST
By Leo Sells

Raptors PG Dalano Banton is being assigned to the Raptor's G-league team, Raptors 905. (Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Banton, a 2021 draft pick, has bounced between the NBA and G-league this season. He's being sent down once again, and it's unclear how long the team will go before recalling him.

Category: Transactions


Per Adrian Wojnarowski, the Raptors are waiving Drew Eubanks after acquiring the 25-year-old via trade from the Spurs. (Source: Adrain Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It appears that the Raptors are satisfied with their current front-court depth. In 49 games this season with the Spurs, Eubanks averaged 4.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists.

Category: Transactions


The Spurs -- who are trading for Toronto's Goran Dragic -- are expected to negotiate a contract buyout with Dragic, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Mavericks, Bucks, Bulls and Clippers are expected to be among the interested teams in Dragic once he is a free agent. Wherever he goes, Dragic will be landing with a playoff contender.

Category: Rumors