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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet had a rough day on Wednesday as nothing seemed to go his way. The 28-year-old already had one technical foul during the first half. However, it didn't end there as Vanvleet was ejected in the first minute of the third quarter. The veteran guard was tossed from the game after clapping at an official due to what he believed was a blown call. Before getting tossed, Vanvleet was 1-for-8 on the night with two points, six rebounds, and six assists. Gary Trent Jr. moved into the starting five once Vanvleet exited the contest.
Toronto Raptors guard Scottie Barnes (knee) and forward Pascal Siakam (groin) will suit up for Monday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is great news for the Raptors who will finally get to pair these two together in the starting five again. The expectation is that Siakam is going to have a minutes limit during this game. That being said, Barnes and Fred VanVleet will likely be tasked with carrying the load on offense. Juancho Hernangomez and Thaddeus Young should head back to the bench, which will significantly hurt their value. Fantasy managers in season-long formats should make sure they have Barnes and Siakam in their lineups for Monday.
Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. is no longer appearing on the injury report for the team's game on Wednesday night. The 23-year-old has missed the last three games due to a hip injury. Now, it looks like he's ready to get back on the court. Trent should return back to the starting lineup and get plenty of opportunities especially if Scottie Barnes (ankle) doesn't play after his questionable status. This season, so far, Trent is averaging 16.6 points per game, but only shooting 32.6% from deep which is his lowest mark since his rookie year.
Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes (knee) has officially been listed as questionable for the team's game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. The 21-year-old rising star has only missed one game so far this season due to another ankle sprain at the time. He was able to play 45 minutes in their last game against the Atlanta Hawks and seems like he could be dealing with some soreness. Streaming options, if he doesn't play, would include Thaddeus Young, Juancho Hernangomez, and Christian Koloko. They're available in a wide range of leagues and can all provide value due to all the key players that are already out.
Toronto Raptors forward Scottie Barnes came very close to his second triple-double of the season, finishing a 124-122 overtime loss to Atlanta with 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. He added a steal and two blocks to his stat line in 46 minutes, shooting 11-for-29 from the field with a 4-for-8 effort from three-point land. Barnes also had an injury scare in the contest when he rolled his left ankle in the fourth quarter, but he luckily finished the game and should be fine for the next one. A four-day gap between the two games should help him in his recovery if he has any issues.