Toronto Raptors

Eastern Atlantic

Two-time NBA finals MVP Kawhi Leonard is reportedly only focused on two teams. Leonard will entertain joining the Los Angeles Clippers over the Lakers despite reports he could join Lebron James and Anthony Davis. Creating a super team is said not be in Leonard’s interest if he leaves the Toronto Raptors. (Source: Bleacher Report on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Leonard joining the core of the Clippers will make them an instant title contender. The Clippers have one of the best coaches in basketball in Doc Rivers and it could be said that the Clippers are the last team to give the fully-healthy Warriors a run for their money. Adding The Klaw to the equation will bring up the Clippers value.

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Pascal Siakam put up a line of 26 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 46 minutes against the Warriors. He tied Kyle Lowry for the team lead in scoring.

Fantasy Impact: Siakam's struggles from three-point range in The Finals were well documented but he silenced that narrative with a 3-for-6 performance when it mattered most. A G-League Champion and Finals MVP back in 2017, Spicy P also looks like the odds-on favourite to be the NBA's most improved player of the year. You can now add NBA Champion to that list. What an amazing progression - a great career surely lies ahead for the 25-year-old.

Category: Game Recaps

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.

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The Toronto Raptors won their first ever NBA Championship on Thursday night, beating the Warriors 114-110 in a drama filled affair. Kyle Lowry started out scorching hot from the get-go, scoring the Raptors first 11 points of the ball game. Lowry finished with 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 10 assists to lead his team to their first ever championship.

Fantasy Impact: It took a full 48 minutes for the Raptors to finish the series out, as the Warriors fought hard but ultimately fell short. Klay Thompson left the game early in the third quarter with a knee injury and the Raptors were able to take advantage. This was a feel good story for Toronto and the country of Canada and this year will go down in history.

Marc Gasol put up a solid line of 17 points, eight rebounds and two assists on just six field-goal attempts. This was in spite of him dealing with foul trouble throughout the game; he finished with five personal fouls.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol was leaned on heavily in the early going for the Raptors. The three-point shots weren't falling, so they established the big man and he shouldered the load. He scored the first seven points of the game for the Raptors and led the team in scoring until he was overtaken by Kawhi Leonard midway through the second quarter. Following the loss, Gasol and the Raps will look to respond at Oracle Arena on Wednesday.

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

With the Raptors on the road for the first time in the NBA Finals, Danny Green looked more than comfortable as he finished with an impressive line of 18 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. He shot a sparkling 6-of-10 from three-point range.

Fantasy Impact: Finals Danny Green has officially arrived. After posting a solid 5-for-12 clip on three-point attempts between games one and two, the marksman exploded for six more on Wednesday. We’ve grown accustomed to seeing him heat up in the Finals in the past, and this year is clearly no exception. There’s no reason to believe he won’t be an efficient source of three-pointers the rest of the way.

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:

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

Patrick McCaw will play in Game 3 despite a thumb injury. (Source: Eric Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCaw isn't more than a punt play in DFS lineups on Friday against the Magic. He could see 10-20 minutes in this game which makes him tough to trust in daily.

Category: Injury Updates

Eric Moreland has re-signed with the Raptors on Tuesday making him eligible for the postseason as he played on a 10-day in March. (Source: Doug Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moreland is purely depth behind Marc Gasol, Pascal Siakam, and Serge Ibaka and is off the DFS radar.

Category: Transactions

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

Jeremy Lin got the start on Sunday with Kyle Lowry (ankle) out. However, he only played 17 minutes while scoring three points with two rebounds and three assists.

Fantasy Impact: Lin started but it was Fred VanVleet who just returned from an injury that saw most of the minutes at PGs for the Raptors on Sunday. When Lowry returns, Lin could be squeezed out of the rotation now that VanVleet has returned.

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.

Category: Transactions

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.

Category: Transactions

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.

Category: Transactions