Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022

Raptors injury update

Scottie BarnesQuestionable for Wednesday's Game Against the Nets


Toronto Raptors' Scottie Barnes is day-to-day with a left knee sprain and did not practice on Tuesday. In 16 games, Barnes has averaged 14.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game for the Raptors this season. The reigning Rookie of the Year is questionable for Toronto's game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.


Barnes briefly left Saturday's game against the Atlanta Hawks with a left ankle injury before returning and registering a near triple-double. The Raptors expect Chris Boucher and Gary Trent Jr. to be available against the Nets after they return to practice on Monday; they missed the Hawks game with noncovered illnesses.


The Raptors are still missing Delano Banton (ankle), Otto Porter Jr. (toe), Precious Achiuwa (ankle) and Pascal Siakam (groin). Toronto is continuing to deal with mass injuries, which has affected the team's performance.


The Raptors will look to OG and steady Freddy again to pull off a win against Brooklyn on Wednesday. Toronto is currently 4-4 in its last 8 games, with most of those losses coming due to a lack of depth caused by injuries. It will be interesting to see how they respond against the Nets while dealing with many injured players.