Tucker, who left Friday's practice early due to illness, will play in Saturday's playoff opener against the Bucks, according to coach Dwane Casey, TSN's Josh Lewenberg reports. Tucker is said to be simply dealing with a cold that's making its way around the Raptors' locker room, but in being released early from Friday's practice, the wing defender is planned to recover in time to suit up Saturday, clearing any concern over his status.
Tucker was excused early from Friday's practice due to illness, TSN's Josh Lewenberg reports. Tucker is reportedly one of a few Raptors currently dealing with a cold, so in an effort to prevent illness from further plaguing the team, he was sent home early Friday. Given that Toronto opens the playoffs Saturday evening versus the Bucks, Tucker figures to have ample time to shake the bug, but it may still be worth monitoring his condition as tipoff draws closer.
Tucker (knee) said he will play during Tuesday's game against the Pacers, Raptors radio play by play analyst Eric Smith reports. Tucker missed Sunday's matchup against the 76ers due to knee soreness. Considering his MRI results came back clean and he logged a full practice Monday, he'll be good to go Tuesday against the Pacers. He'll likely see around 20 to 25 minutes considering everyone else on the Raptors is healthy other than Kyle Lowry (wrist).
Tucker (knee) practiced Monday and is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports. The fact that Tucker was able to return to practice is surely an encouraging sign after an MRI on his left knee came back negative Sunday. The team should provide another update on Tucker's status after morning shootaround Tuesday, but if the veteran participates, it would appear safe to count him in for the game later that evening.
Tucker (knee) had his MRI results come back negative, Josh Lewenberg of The Sports Network reports. Coach Dwane Casey said Tucker is 'fine', so it comes down to just a sore knee. That being said, he should still be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Pacers. We should learn more after that morning's team shootaround.
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