Toronto Raptors Roster
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Toronto Raptors center Christian Koloko (illness) has no timetable to return as he continues to ramp up to full practice. The 23-year-old has been out since the Summer League due to a unspecified respiratory issue. It doesn't sound like Koloko is close to returning to the court. His absence won't have a huge impact on the Raptors rotation. Koloko only averaged 13.8 minutes per game last season. Fantasy managers can continue to ignore him as it doesn't seem like Koloko is going to play anytime soon.
The Atlanta Hawks continue to monitor the availability of Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam as a potential trade target after attempting to acquire him during the offseason, league sources tell USA Today's Michael Scotto. The 8-9 Hawks may find themselves at a crossroads at the 2023-24 trade deadline in February. The core of their team is under contract until at least 2024-25, but Scotto notes that Atlanta could opt to move names like Clint Capela, De'Andre Hunter, and Patty Mills to enhance their roster. Though power forward Jalen Johnson (wrist) is enjoying a breakout campaign, he remains out for multiple weeks with fractured left wrist. The 8-10 Raptors could also have a crucial decision to make at the deadline with Siakam, who is riding an expiring deal. Depending on where they're at in the standings, Toronto could elect to shift their to focus to Scottie Barnes as their future franchise centerpiece to build around.
Toronto Raptors forward Precious Achiuwa (knee) has been battling a handful of different ailments to start the year, the latest one being right-knee soreness, which has put him on the injury report as questionable for Friday. He has only seen around 19 minutes per contest this season when he is on the floor, so he hasn't been able to contribute to fantasy teams as much as he has over the last couple of seasons. If he remains sidelined against the Bulls, Otto Porter Jr. and Chris Boucher should see some extra minutes off of the bench.
Toronto Raptors forward/center Thaddeus Young (illness) is considered doubtful for Tuesday's meeting with Orlando. The veteran has missed the past two games with an illness and still isn't feeling 100 percent. In his 17th year in the league, Young has mostly taken up a mentorship role on the Raptors team, appearing in only three games and logging just a handful of minutes. His absence doesn't impact fantasy basketball in any way.
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (hand) is listed as probable ahead of Sunday's game against the Detroit Pistons. It appears Anunoby is ready to return following a three-game absence. His return will move Gary Trent Jr. to the second unit, where he has been less effective. There is no word on whether or not Anunoby will be limited if he suits up. Fantasy managers will have to check back closer to tip-off on Sunday for another update on his status. If active, fantasy managers should make sure to get Anunoby get in their lineups.