With Khem Birch out, the Raptors have relied on Scottie Barnes to guard big men in the paint and in the glass, like they did with Al Horford and Enes Kanter in the loss to the Celtics. The rookie is more than up for the task. Follow our Raptors coverage all season long on Yahoo Sports Canada.
Fred VanVleet had thoughts about officiating after the Raptors’ loss to the Celtics. But he’s not trying to get fined, so he kept them to himself. Follow our Raptors coverage all season long on Yahoo Sports Canada.
Goran Dragic will be away from the Raptors for an undetermined amount of time to deal with a personal matter.