Toronto Raptors

Eastern Atlantic

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, free agent center Eric Moreland has agreed to join the Oklahoma City Thunder on a training camp deal. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, Moreland was signed by the Sacramento Kings. Over the past few years Moreland has bounced around the league, but notably won the 2019 NBA Championship as a member of the Toronto Raptors. However, Moreland has never received significant playing time at the NBA level. Even if Moreland signs with another NBA team, it’s difficult to envision him offering any sort of meaningful fantasy value.

Category: Transactions


Jeremy Lin has inked a deal to head to China, where he will play for the Beijing Ducks. He won his first NBA title with the Raptors, but only appeared in 31 total games last year. (Source: Sportando)

Fantasy Impact: Lin did not generate any interest from an NBA team this off-season, but could certainly make a return once the CBA season concludes.

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Unrestricted Free Agent Jodie Meeks is drawing interest from the Los Angeles Clippers and the Charlotte Hornets. (Source: David McMenamin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Meeks is a journeyman having played with seven teams over 10 years in the pros. He's shot 37.3 percent from beyond the arc for his career and could provide some nice bench depth wherever he ends up signing. He won't be counted on to log many minutes, though, and should therefore remain off the fantasy radar.

Category: Rumors


Kyle Lowry has withdrawn from team USA and will not compete in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. He is still recovering from surgery to repair a tendon in his left thumb. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lowry had the procedure back in July on the same thumb that had nagged him in the latter half of the 2019 NBA season. The hope was that he would be ready to suit up for the World Cup but he had yet to be cleared for basketball activities. Lowry will take the rest of the summer to rehab and prepare for the 2020 season.

Category: Injury Updates


Patrick McCaw has agreed on a contract to return to the Toronto Raptors. It is reportedly a two-year deal. (Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 2018-19 was an odd year for the 23-year-old guard. After a contract hold out in Golden State led to him heading for Cleveland on an offer sheet, he was then promptly waived and picked up by the Raptors. All in all, he only played in 29 games last season; garnering 2.6 points, 1.7 rebounds and one assist per game. While clearly not a fantasy option, McCaw has still won the championship in each of his three seasons in the NBA. So, there's that.

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Danny Green signed a two-year, $30M deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. The shooting guard played in all 80 games that he appeared in last season with Toronto and averaged 10.3 PPG. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Green has firmly cemented his status as a three-and-D specialist and shot a career-high 45.5% behind the arc last year. He is a solid addition to a Lakers team that is sorely lacking in depth and will get plenty of opportunities to score as defenders focus their attention on Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Toronto is now in full panic mode as two key pieces have left their championship roster.

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The 2019 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers (Source: Yahoo )

Fantasy Impact: The signing we’ve all been waiting for has happened. Leonard will go to the Clippers along with Paul George with who he had been recruiting to go to the Clippers. Clippers were already a solid team and now become serious contenders with the two all-stars.


Marc Gasol exercised his $25.6 million player option on Wednesday and will return to play with the Toronto Raptors for the 2019-20 season. (Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was the expected move for the 34-year-old center, as it was very unlikely he'd fetch a pay-day of this magnitude on the free agent market. After a midseason trade placed Gasol in the midst of a run towards a championship victory, he has proven he can still be a useful player on a winning team. However, his days of all-star level production are behind him.

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Toronto forward Pascal Siakam has been named the 2018-19 NBA Most Improved Player.

Fantasy Impact: Siakam took a big step forward in a number of categories this season. He increased his scoring average from 7.3 to 16.9 and upped his three point shooting percentage from 22.0 to 36.9. He also recorded 6.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game - all career highs. Siakam was a key factor in delivering the first ever NBA championship to Toronto.

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Fred VanVleet broke through for 22 points, his highest total of the playoffs, on 6-for-14 shooting, including 5-for-11 from three-point range. He added two rebounds and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: VanVleet came up big with 12 fourth quarter points, seemingly carrying the Raptors with his shot-making at a crucial stretch of the game. VanVleet goes from undrafted free agent signing in 2016 to a NBA champion that received a vote for Finals MVP. What an incredible story.

Category: Game Recaps


Ibaka put up his highest point total of the 2019 playoffs to date with 20 points in just 22 minutes. He was very efficient in doing so, going 9-for-12 from the field, while also adding four rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Mafuzzy Chef was cooking in Game 4 and it couldn't have come at a better time. On a night where Marc Gasol, Danny Green and Kyle Lowry provided just 22 combined points, Ibaka came up big with a spark off the bench. That's just the way the Raptors have been in these playoffs - if someone has an off night offensively, another guy steps up. It's a big reason why they'll have a chance to seal the Championship on Monday night in Toronto.

Category: Game Recaps


According to Raptors reporter Blake Murphy on Wednesday, OG Anunoby has been upgraded to questionable for game one of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Anunoby had an emergency appendectomy done right before the first round of the playoffs vs. the Orlando Magic and has not played since. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This comes as a bit of a surprise, as Raptors coach Nick Nurse was quoted on Tuesday saying OG was still at least ten days away from game action. Anunoby put up seven points and 2.9 rebounds this year while serving as one of the Raptors best defenders. Don’t expect OG to play many minutes once he returns to action, and his only contribution to your fantasy team would be the odd three-pointer.

Category: Injury Updates


Chris Boucher will not play in Game 4 versus the Magic due to a back injury. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Boucher is a minimal part of the rotation so no need to change up your daily lineups. Pascal Siakam is a stud in the making right now and should be in all lineups.

Category: Injury Updates


Norman Powell led the Raptors with 20 points in their win over the Bulls on Tuesday night, while also adding three rebounds and three assists.

Fantasy Impact: In a game where none of the starters played more than 22 minutes, Powell played 26, his most in over a month. Powell came through for any of those that played him in daily matchups, and should only be considered in those spot matchups.

Category: Game Recaps


Greg Monroe has been traded to the Nets on Thursday in exchange for a second-round pick but he will be waived shortly after. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Monroe will look for yet another new team after signing with Toronto this offseason and now being traded to the Nets but will only spend a day or two there. The 76ers are in need of depth so expect them to sign at least one or two free agents.

Category: Transactions


The Raptors have sent C.J. Miles, Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, and a second-round pick to the Grizzlies in exchange for Marc Gasol. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: C.J. Miles could find it crowded at SF in Memphis with Kyle Anderson there. However, Miles could get more shots off the bench for a Grizzlies team that will need scoring with Gasol out of town.

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Delon Wright has been traded to the Grizzlies along with Jonas Valanciunas, C.J. Miles and a second-round draft pick for Marc Gasol. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wright averaged 6.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists with the Raptors this season. He could get significant playing time in the Grizzlies backcourt, especially if they also move Mike Conley before the deadline.

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Jonas Valanciunas has been dealt to the Grizzlies along with Delon Wright, C.J. Miles, and a second-round pick in exchange for Marc Gasol. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Valanciunas was finally going to play on Thursday for the Raptors but will now wait until he gets to Memphis before returning to the court. He should get some playing time with the Grizzlies and might be worth fantasy consideration after the All-Star break.

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