The Toronto Raptors will be missing Otto Porter Jr.(personal) and Thad Young(Illness) in their Friday night in-season tournament matchup against the Boston Celtics, as reported by Blake Murphy of SportsNet.ca.
This leaves Toronto with additional challenges, especially with OG Anunoby listed as doubtful due to a right index finger laceration sustained earlier in the week.
On a positive note, Gary Trent Jr. is anticipated to make a return after a three-game absence caused by right foot plantar fasciitis, as he is officially listed as probable.
While Young’s absence may not significantly impact Toronto’s rotation, Porter has emerged as a crucial rotation player in recent games.
His unavailability is likely to result in increased playing time for Gradey Dick as the team seeks additional three-point threats with Anunoby sidelined.
Expect Jalen McDaniels to see more action off the bench, alongside Precious Achiuwa, Chris Boucher, and Malachi Flynn.
In contrast, the Boston Celtics have Jaylen Brown, Kristaps Porzingis and Al Horford, previously listed as questionable, upgraded to available for tonight.