OG Anunoby, listed as doubtful, is expected to take the court in Sunday’s clash with Detroit, overcoming a right-hand laceration that led to his three-game break.
Additionally, Otto Porter Jr., absent in the prior game due to personal reasons, is not on the injury list and is poised to make a comeback tomorrow.
The anticipated resurgence of Anunoby in the starting lineup is likely to move Gary Trent Jr. back to the bench, where his impact has been constrained this season.
There is optimism that Anunoby won’t face further challenges with household tasks, ensuring his steady presence in upcoming lineups.
Porter Jr.’s nonattendance in the last game resulted in extended playing time for Precious Achiuwa and Chris Boucher.
Despite Porter Jr.’s return to the rotation, his limited time on the court doesn’t merit consideration for standard league rosters.
Regrettably, Thaddeus Young, grappling with an illness, and Christian Koloko, sidelined by an upper respiratory ailment, will persist in their absence for the Detroit game.
Koloko has yet to make an appearance this season, and Young, even when in good health, has not played a substantial role in the team’s rotation.
Their non-participation will exert no influence on Toronto’s rotation in the forthcoming game against Detroit.
This season, the Toronto Raptors (5-7) have faced setbacks, being without a win in their past two games.
They are determined to secure victory against the Detroit Pistons (2-11), who, similarly, have endured a winless streak in their last 10 games. Both teams are eager to break this streak and return to the path of success.