The Toronto Raptors are looking to get back on track after facing multiple contenders early on in their 2023 schedule, and they’ll get their first of many chances when the Washington Wizards come to Toronto. Will OG Anunoby and the volatile offense be able to take down this Eastern Conference foe?
While Washington is one of the worst defensive teams in the league and came into the year with very few expectations of making a deep postseason run, they have some pieces to worry about. Kyle Kuzma is having the best start to his career, and Jordan Poole is always one made 3-ball away from getting hot.
With two more matchups against the Celtics and Bucks coming up in the near future, Toronto would do well to take home a victory against some of the less-heralded teams in the league. Without the mercurial OG in the lineup, that task could get much harder.
OG Anunoby Injury Status for tonight’s Raptors vs. Wizards game
Anunoby was a very late addition to the injury report, but he has been deemed questionable due to a right finger laceration. Considering the ailment is on his shooting hand, there’s a good chance that OG will find himself sitting this game out as he heals back up.
UPDATE: Both Anunoby and Trent are OUT
Jordan Poole Injury Status for tonight’s Raptors vs. Wizards game
Poole and Kuzma do not have injury designations, which is very important for a Washington team that has gone out of its way to make these two the primary forces in its offensive attack. The floor is low, but both of them are capable of incredible scoring nights at their peak.
Projected starting lineups tonight
PG Dennis Schroder
SG Gradey Dick
SF Scottie Barnes
PF Pascal Siakam
C Jakob Poeltl
PG Tyus Jones
SG Jordan Poole
SF Deni Avdija
PF Kyle Kuzma
C Daniel Gafford
Toronto Raptors next 5 opponents
Toronto will face off against the Celtics and Bucks relatively soon before the “easier” part of their schedule starts up and gives them some games against less-heralded teams. Can they survive this storm?
Nov. 15 vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Nov. 17 vs. Boston Celtics
Nov. 19 vs. Detroit Pistons
Nov. 21 @ Orlando Magic
Nov. 22 @ Indiana Pacers
Raptors injury report
Christian Koloko-OUT-Respiratory Condition
Gary Trent Jr-QUESTIONABLE-Foot
Wizards injury report