Carroll will start Saturday's game against the Hawks. Carroll sat out Friday's matchup with the Lakers in order to get some rest, but he will be back in his regular role as the starting small forward Saturday night against his former squad.
Carroll will sit out Friday's game against the Lakers in order to rest. It was announced Thursday that Carroll would be held out of one end of the back-to-back games Toronto is playing Friday and Saturday, and it has now been revealed that he will not play in the first contest. Carroll is line to return to action Saturday against the Hawks, but it will be Norman Powell getting the start at small forward for a night.
Carroll will sit out either Friday or Saturday for rest, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports. Carroll will continue to sit out during one game in back-to-back matches, like he did Monday against the Clippers after recording 33 minutes Sunday against the Kings. While Carroll has been sidelined, Norman Powell has replaced him in the starting lineup and will likely continue to do so during one game either Friday or Saturday.
Carroll will sit out Monday's game against the Clippers for rest, Rowan Kavner of Clippers.com reports. Carroll has been sitting out one game during back-to-back sets recently, so he'll get the night off for rest Monday after playing 33 minutes on Sunday against the Kings. Norman Powell should jump into the starting lineup in his place at small forward, which will give him the opportunity to see extended minutes again Monday. Look for Carroll to be back in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockets.
Carroll scored 17 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with four rebounds and two steals across 33 minutes in Monday's 102-99 loss to the Kings. Carroll hadn't played more than 24 minutes in a game since Oct. 31 against the Nuggets, but coach Dwane Casey was willing to loosen the reins Sunday on the 30-year-old, who responded with a season-high scoring total. It's possible the decision to give Carroll expanded time may have been influenced by the fact that the team will finish off the second half of a back-to-back set Monday against the Clippers, so there's a good chance the veteran forward will be rested for that contest. Carroll has sat out one game in both of the Raptors' previous back-to-back sets, which allowed Norman Powell to enter the starting lineup.
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