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Top Precious Achiuwa News
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Returns to bench
Achiuwa will shift to the second unit for Wednesday's game against Sacramento, Blake Murphy of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Achiuwa has enjoyed a two-game stint with the starters, notching a double-double in each contest. However, with OG Anunoby (ankle) back in action, Achiuwa will return to his typical bench role. In 22 games off the bench, Achiuwa has averaged 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds over 18.7 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Notches second double-double
Achiuwa chipped in 12 points (2-4 FG, 8-10 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and two steals over 35 minutes during Sunday's 125-116 win over New York.
Achiuwa did the majority of his scoring from the charity stripe, as he attempted a season-high 10 free throws in the victory. He also managed to turn in his second straight double-double in consecutive starts. Achiuwa could be in line for another start Wednesday in Sacramento if OG Anunoby (ankle) is forced to miss another game.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Remains in starting lineup
Achiuwa will start at center in Sunday's game against the Knicks, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.
Achiuwa drew his start of the season Saturday with Fred VanVleet (ribs) out, but the former will remain in the starting lineup Sunday despite the latter being cleared, as OG Anunoby (ankle) is now sidelined. Achiuwa posted 17 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks across a season-high 37 minutes against Boston and will look to maintain his strong play against New York.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Notches rare double-double
Achiuwa notched 17 points (7-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals over 37 minutes during Saturday's 106-104 loss to the Celtics.
With Fred VanVleet (ribs) sitting out, the Raptors moved Achiuwa into the starting five to counter the Celtics' big frontcourt of Al Horford and Robert Williams. While taking hold of significant playing time, Achiuwa came through with an excellent all-around line, albeit with his usual poor efficiency from the field. OG Anunoby (ankle) exited Saturday's game early and could be in line to sit out Sunday's game against the Knicks along with VanVleet, potentially setting Achiuwa up for a second straight contest in which he garners big minutes.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Starting Saturday
Achiuwa will join the starting five for Saturday's game against Boston, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.
Achiuwa will man the center spot as the Raptors turn to a big lineup with Fred VanVleet (hip) out. Although it will be the 23-year-old's first start of the season, Achiuwa has impressed over his last four contests, averaging 11.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks across 23.7 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Leads bench in scoring
Achiuwa notched 14 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal over 28 minutes during Saturday's 114-103 loss to the Hawks.
Achiuwa took advantage of his opportunities from the field, and he also notched his best rebounding performance since Nov. 9. He's now scored in double figures in each of his last three matchups, averaging 12.3 points and 2.7 boards over this brief stretch.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Leads bench with 18 minutes
Achiuwa logged 10 points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT), two rebounds and five steals in 18 minutes during Thursday's 124-114 win over the Hornets.
Achiuwa led the bench with 18 minutes in the victory, scoring in double-digits for the second straight game. He also managed to rack up a career-high five steals, a true outlier if we've ever seen one. Prior to Thursday, he had a combined three steals thus far for the entire season. While he certainly isn't a long-term 12-team asset, the Raptors do have five games next week, making him at least a stream consideration.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Productive defensively in return
Achiuwa (ankle) scored three points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added three blocks, two assists and one steal across 12 minutes in Monday's 122-114 loss to the Pacers.
Achiuwa re-entered the Toronto rotation after he had been sidelined for the previous 24 games with a right ankle injury. He served as the Raptors' top big man off the bench ahead of Christian Koloko (11 minutes), Thaddeus Young (eight minutes), Chris Boucher (four minutes) and Juancho Hernangomez (no minutes, coach's decision), but that distinction didn't mean much while head coach Nick Nurse rode his starters heavily. Expect that trend to continue in competitive games, meaning that Achiuwa might struggle to push past the 20-minute mark while Toronto has all its key starters available.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Returning Monday
Achiuwa (ankle) is available for Monday's contest against the Pacers, Dustin Dopirak of The Indianapolis Star reports.
After missing Toronto's past 24 contests, Achiuwa will make his return to the team's lineup Monday. Throughout the 23-year-old's first 12 appearances this season, Achiuwa has averaged 8.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists across 20.4 minutes per game. The likes of Christian Koloko, Thaddeus Young and Khem Birch are all at risk to see less usage with Achiuwa back in action.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Tabbed as questionable
Achiuwa (ankle) is considered questionable for Monday's game versus the Pacers, Blake Murphy of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Achiuwa hasn't appeared in a game since Nov. 9 and has been listed as questionable for the past pair of games, so this doesn't exactly instill a ton of confidence he will be able to make it back. Even if Achiuwa is cleared for his first action in nearly two months, he's likely to be limited.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Still out Friday
Achiuwa (ankle) is out Friday against the Suns, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.
There was some hope that Achiuwa could return Friday, but he will again be delayed. His next chance to play arrives Monday at Indiana.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Questionable against Suns
Achiuwa (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against Phoenix, Aaron Rose of SI.com reports.
Achiuwa hasn't played since early November due to an ankle injury but is getting closer to returning to game action. He'll presumably face a minutes restriction once he's cleared to return.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Out Thursday
Achiuwa (ankle) is out Thursday against the Grizzlies, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.
Achiuwa is on the verge of returning from an ankle injury that's kept him out since early November. His next chance to return arrives Friday against the Suns.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Questionable Thursday
Achiuwa (ankle) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Grizzlies, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.
Achiuwa has been unavailable for a month and a half due to his ankle injury, but he's been trending toward a return recently. It's unclear whether he'll be available for the first half of a back-to-back set Thursday, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in action in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Still out Tuesday
Raptors coach Nick Nurse said Achiuwa (ankle) won't play in Tuesday's matchup with the Clippers but is "getting closer," Aaron Rose of SI.com reports.
Achiuwa will miss his 22nd straight game Tuesday with a right ankle sprain. However, all signs point towards his return coming soon. Achiuwa's next chance to suit up is Thursday's contest versus the Grizzlies.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Unlikely to play Tuesday
Achiuwa (ankle) went through most of Monday's practice but is doubtful for Tuesday's matchup with the Clippers, Vivek Jacob of the Raptors' official site reports.
Achiuwa hasn't played since Nov. 9 due to partial ligament tears in his right ankle. However, his return to practice and doubtful injury designation are good signs that he will be able to return to action soon.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Sidelined a few more weeks
Achiuwa (ankle) will remain out for a few more weeks, Eric Koreen of The Athletic reports.
Achiuwa's ankle has already sidelined him for over a month, but it appears he may near the two-month mark before he's able to retake the floor. Without Achiuwa around to provide frontcourt depth, Thaddeus Young, Christian Koloko, Pascal Siakam and Khem Birch figure handle most of the minutes at center.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: At least 2-to-3 weeks from return
Head coach Nick Nurse said Monday that Achiuwa (ankle) will remain out for another 2-to-3 weeks before the Raptors have a clearer timeline for his return, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.
Achiuwa last played Nov. 9, when he exited a 116-109 win over the Rockets after suffering partial ligament tears in his right ankle. Though Achiuwa is no longer believed to be sporting a walking boot to protect his ankle, he'll still need a few more weeks or rest and rehab before ramping up his activities. The big man's absence looks like it could stretch into late December or perhaps the early portion of 2023. Thaddeus Young, Chris Boucher, Christian Koloko and Juancho Hernangomez look to be the prime candidates to absorb most of the leftover frontcourt minutes that don't go to Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes.... See More ... See Less
Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Won't play Monday
Achiuwa (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup against Cleveland, Eric Koreen of The Athletic reports.
Achiuwa hasn't played since Nov. 9 due to a right ankle sprain. His next chance to suit up will come Wednesday in New Orleans, but it's unclear how close he is to returning to game action.... See More ... See Less
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