Raptors rest big names ahead of playoff bid

TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors have some big names sitting in for the season finale against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Leading scorer Pascal Siakam, point guard Fred VanVleet and defensive OG Anunoby will all miss Sunday’s game.

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Head coach Nick Nurse says shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. will play “as much as he can handle.”

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Trent missed a good amount of time with an elbow injury and a cramp in his hip.

Nurse also said center Jakob Poeltl and forward Scotty Barnes will play.

The Raptors finished ninth in the NBA’s Eastern Conference and will host the Chicago Bulls in Wednesday’s play-in game.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on April 9, 2023.

© 2023 The Canadian Press

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