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Mike Trudell: Fred Van Vleet and Kyle Lowry will remain out due to respective injuries for tonight’s Raptors game against the Lakers in Tampa. DeAndre Bembry and Gary Trent, Jr. (traded for Norman Powell) have started the last few games with rookie Malachi Flynn playing well off the bench.
The Raptors have ruled Fred VanVleet (hip) OUT for tonight's game vs the Lakers. Lowry (foot), Watson (protocols), Hood (hip), McCaw (knee) and Harris (hip) remain out, as well.
There are two things Fred VanVleet enjoys and is good at that have been a problem since he sprained his left shoulder running into Giannis Antetokounmpo 10 days ago or so. He’s optimistic that as he gets closer to full strength, both will soon resume their proper place in his on- and off-court life, respectively. “Everyone always asks me what it is [that bothers the shoulder] and I tell them it’s shooting and sleeping, two things I do pretty well and I’ve been struggling [with] the past few days,” VanVleet said as the Raptors were about to leave for Sacramento on Saturday afternoon in advance of their game against the Kings on Sunday night. “But I’m feeling good now and hopefully we’ll see how today goes and I’ll get back out there sooner than later.”
There are two things Fred VanVleet enjoys and is good at that have been a problem since he sprained his left shoulder running into Giannis Antetokounmpo 10 days ago or so. He’s optimistic that as he gets closer to full strength, both will soon resume their proper place in his on- and off-court life, respectively. “Everyone always asks me what it is [that bothers the shoulder] and I tell them it’s shooting and sleeping, two things I do pretty well and I’ve been struggling [with] the past few days,” VanVleet said as the Raptors were about to leave for Sacramento on Saturday afternoon in advance of their game against the Kings on Sunday night. “But I’m feeling good now and hopefully we’ll see how today goes and I’ll get back out there sooner than later.”
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet needed seven stitches after taking an elbow to the face in the fourth quarter on Friday, but he was more upset about damaging a tooth. "If that's what being a Canadian is, I don't think I want it," VanVleet said with a smile after the game. "You know I don't play hockey, I've got a lot of respect for those guys and what they do, but you know, losing a tooth is not fun. Obviously, the stitches I could deal with, but I was more upset that I could have the remnants of my teeth floating around in my mouth as I was laying there on the ground."
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Doug Smith: Couple of injury report changes for the Raptors today in Detroit Kyle Lowry goes to "doubtful" from "questionable" Fred VanVleet goes to "probable" from "questionable" And, both, really, are day-to-day in the grand scheme of things, as we all are
Ryan Wolstat: Per the Raptors and a good idea why Lin signing was an even better idea: "Fred VanVleet is out with a partial ligament injury to his left thumb. VanVleet will wear a splint for approximately 3 weeks. The injury occurred in the 2nd quarter of Saturday’s victory at NYK."
Ryan Wolstat: Fred VanVleet doubtful for tonight for Raptors due to thumb issue.
Ryan Wolstat: VanVleet questionable for tomorrow Miles doubtful for Raptors
Ryan Wolstat: VanVleet said all of the injuries are just one of those things. Have had unbelievable health as a team past few years (one of healthiest in the NBA in that span) now things are going the other way. He said rather have them now than in April though.
Tim Bontemps: Update: no Kawhi Leonard tonight. Fred VanVleet will play.
Malika Andrews: Kawhi Leonard is starting for Toronto tonight. Fred VanVleet (toe) and OG Anunoby (personal reasons) are out.
Michael Grange: Fred VanVleet (strained toe) is out vs.Mavs; JV starts, Siakam with KL2.
Josh Lewenberg: Raptors are starting Wright, Green, Powell, Siakam and Ibaka vs Melbourne tonight. Leonard (rest), Lowry (rest), Miles (rest), VanVleet (hammy stiffness) and Anunoby (personal) out.
Candace Buckner: #Raptors backup PG Fred Van Fleet is available tonight for Game 6 and Casey says they will get him in.
Eric Koreen: OG will play. VanVleet won't play. "The medical people are still holding him out," says Casey.
Michael Grange: Fred VanVleet on his shoulder: “I can shoot through the pain, but passing, dribbling, running, fighting through screens, a little bit of everything was juncomfortable & pain is probably not the problem, just lack of range & strength would probably be the other biggest thing.”
Josh Lewenberg: Some VanVleet math: he says he was at -100% when he hurt the shoulder, got back to 0, which felt like 100% and is why he played in G2. He's getting better, but still limited. "Me at 50% won’t help anybody. I tried. It didn’t go as planned. Now I’ve got to get back right.”
Michael Grange: Fred VanVleet - doubtful for Game 4 - sustained a sprain to his AC joint on his right shoulder April 11th. Laymen's term: separated shoulder. Likely Grade I or Grade II. There is no magical way to heal it. It is usually a minimum 2-week recovery and we are at Day 11.
Eric Koreen: In regards to team’s approach with FVV tonight, Dwane Casey offered a “We’ll see.” I’ll have to get out my medical glossary for the one.
Josh Lewenberg: VanVleet on his injury: "I've come a long way in a week, I'll tell you that much. I'm not trying to give you guys all the information, but I'm recovering a little faster than they thought I would or should."
Josh Lewenberg: Casey says X-rays on VanVleet's right shoulder came back clean but he's still sore, calls him day-to-day. Unsure about his status for Saturday's Game 1.
Josh Lewenberg: Casey said VanVleet could have played if they needed him, so precautionary thing with a tight back. Bebe will have tests done on his hamstring.
Doug Smith: Fred VanVleet's back is tight, he's done; Raptors down to 8 for the second half.
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