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Australian C Aron Baynes (knee) banged into Bradley Beal during a USA vs. Australia friendly on Monday night and had to exit the game early. (Source: Brian Windhorst on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baynes, who most recently played for the Raptors this season, appeared to be in a good deal of pain just 4 minutes into the game when he collided with Beal. After a short stint in the locker room, Baynes returned back to the bench, although it remains to be seen how severe the injury is.

Category: Injury Updates


Toronto Raptors PG Kyle Lowry has reportedly declined the invitation to join the 12-man Team USA roster at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, per Adrian Wojnarowski. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The veteran point guard has reportedly declined an invite to join the 12-man Team USA roster due to his impending free agency. Lowry played in just 46 games on a Raptors team that lost 45 games and finished fifth in the Atlantic Division, averaging 17.1 points and 7.3 assists per game during the 2020-21 season.

Category: Rumors


Chris Boucher didn’t play in Sunday's 125-113 loss against the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Boucher sat the last two games for rest purposes after returning to action on May 11th. He missed most of May due to a sprained MCL in his left knee. Boucher was one of the biggest draft days steals in fantasy basketball and broke out in 2020-21. The 28-year-old center averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.9 blocks across 24.2 minutes this season. Boucher will look to build on his career year for fantasy managers in 2021-2022.

Category: Game Recaps


Malachi Flynn scored a team-high 27 points (8-22 FG, 5-13 3PT, 6-6 FT), along with five assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block in 45 minutes during Sunday's 125-113 loss to the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Flynn led the Raptors with 27 points in Sunday’s season finale loss to the Pacers. His 27-point outburst on Sunday was a career-high. Flynn could have an expanded role with the Raptors next season if veteran PG Kyle Lowry moves on from Toronto via free agency. Flynn averaged 7.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.1 triples across 19.7 minutes in his rookie campaign.

Category: Game Recaps


DeAndre’ Bembry registered 23 points (9-22 FG, 1-5 3PT, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 42 minutes during Sunday's 125-113 loss to the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Bembry entered the starting lineup for the first time since April 11th and poured in a career-high 23 points. He’s ended the regular season on a high note, scoring double figures in three of his last four contests. Bembry finishes the 2020-21 campaign averaging 5.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.4 blocks across 19.1 minutes.

Category: Game Recaps


Khem Birch compiled 18 points (8-15 FG, 0-3 3PT, 2-2 FT), 14 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 41 minutes during Sunday's 125-113 loss to the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Birch recorded his sixth double-double and has now scored double figures in seven straight contests. He finished the regular season strong with the Raptors and enters the 2021 offseason as a free agent. Birch averaged 7.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks across 22.8 minutes with the Raptors/Magic in 2020/21.

Category: Game Recaps


OG Anunoby (calf) didn’t play in Sunday's 125-113 loss against the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Anunonby missed the last eight games of the season due to a strained left calf. He broke out in 2020-21 and had his best season with the Raptors. Anunoby averaged 15.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.7 blocks across 33.3 minutes in 2020-21.

Category: Game Recaps


Pascal Siakam (shoulder) didn’t play in Sunday's 125-113 loss against the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Siakam missed the last four games due to a shoulder strain. The 27-year-old finishes his fifth season with the Raptors averaging 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks, and 1.3 triples across 35.8 minutes.

Category: Game Recaps


Fred VanVleet (rest) didn’t play in Sunday's 125-113 loss against the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Game Recaps


Stanley Johnson compiled 15 points (5-16 FG, 2-6 3PT, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, and one steal across 35 minutes during Friday’s 114-110 loss to the Mavericks.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson followed up his career performance by recording a double-double in Friday’s loss. He’s now recorded double-doubles in back-to-back games. Since entering the starting lineup on May 11th, Johnson had averaged 19.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 steals, and 3.0 triples across 33.0 minutes over three games. Johnson will look to continue his torrid play when the Raptors host the Pacers in the regular-season finale on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


Gary Trent (coach's decision) did not play in Friday’s 114-110 loss to the Mavericks.

Fantasy Impact: Trent was held out of the rotation despite being healthy. He’s missed the last two games via the coach’s decision. Trent’s next chance to return will be the season finale against the Pacers on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


Jalen Harris scored a game-high 31 points (12-21 FG, 5-12 3PT, 2-3 FT), along with four assists, two rebounds and one steal across 37 minutes in Friday's 114-110 loss to the Mavericks.

Fantasy Impact: Harris dropped a career-high 31 points during Friday’s loss to the Mavericks. He was initially doubtful for Friday’s game, but started and logged 37 minutes on Friday. Harris entered the starting five in the last two games and had averaged 24.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals, and 4.0 triples across 31.5 minutes. The 22-year-old guard will look to continue his strong play in the regular-season finale against the Pacers on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


After suffering a hand fracture on Saturday, Rodney Hood is expected to miss his second straight game Thursday against the Bulls. (Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hood's injury leaves the Raptors with just eight healthy bodies on the roster, so expect all of them to see solid minutes on Thursday against Chicago.

Category: Injury Updates


Toronto Raptors PF Yuta Watanabe (ankle) is questionable to play Thursday's game against the Washington Wizards due to right ankle soreness. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Watanabe registered six points with six rebounds and two steals across 30 minutes in his last game on Tuesday but could be in jeopardy of missing Thursday's game against the Wizards. If Watanabe sits, expect Pascal Siakam to see an increased run to generate elite production in lineups against Russell Westbrook and the Wizards on Thursday night.

Category: Injury Updates


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.

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Game Recaps


According to sources, the Toronto Raptors traded G Norman Powell to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Gary Trent Jr and Rodney Hood. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Powell was highly coveted on the trade block as a restricted free agent and he lands in a promising spot with the Blazers. Powell becomes the new starting SF, adding more offensive punch and much needed defense to the Blazers starting unit. Powell maintains his fantasy value but will likely take a hit in the scoring department having to play alongside Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.

Category: Transactions