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Eastern Atlantic Standings

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20-9 29-19
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2021 Stats

STATS MPG PPG FG% RPG APG
Regular Season 24.9 7.7 41.2 7.5 1.2

Top Precious Achiuwa News

  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Starting with VanVleet out

    Achiuwa will start Tuesday's contest against the Hornets, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.

    With Fred VanVleet (knee) sidelined, Achiuwa will get the nod as coach Nick Nurse shifts Gary Trent down to point guard. In Achiuwa's 20 prior starts this season, he's averaged 8.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 28.1 minutes.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Returns to bench

    Achiuwa isn't starting Friday's game against the Wizards, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports.

    Achiuwa started each of the last three games and averaged 10.7 points and 10.0 rebounds in 36.3 minutes per contest. However, Gary Trent will return to the starting lineup Friday.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Solid performance in loss

    Achiuwa provided 12 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and five rebounds in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 102-98 loss to the Mavericks.

    Achiuwa has started the last three contests and is averaging 10.7 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 36.3 minutes during those games. As long as he remains a starter, the second-year big man will likely be worthy of fantasy consideration in deeper leagues.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Records double-double in win

    Achiuwa chipped in 14 points (7-13 FG, 0-3 3Pt), 10 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal over 39 minutes during Saturday's 103-96 win over the Bucks.

    With Khem Birch (nose) sidelined, Achiuwa logged his 18th start and racked up his fifth double-double of the season. Although he had several opportunities during Pascal Siakam's absence at the beginning of the season, Achiuwa has often been the odd man out of the frontcourt mix as the season has worn on. Still, he's well ahead of Chris Boucher on the depth chart, which thins his competition for time to some degree.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Starting vs. Bucks

    Achiuwa will start Saturday's game against the Bucks, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    Achiuwa gets the nod with Scottie Barnes (knee), Gary Trent (ankle) and Khem Birch (nose) sidelined. In his 17 starts, Achiuwa has averaged 7.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 26.6 minutes.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Grabs eight boards

    Achiuwa closed with four points (2-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), eight rebounds and one block over 25 minutes during Friday's 103-87 loss to the Pistons.

    Over his last three games, Achiuwa has averaged 5.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 24.7 minutes per game. Fellow backup center Khem Birch broke his nose during Friday's loss, so in his absence, Achiuwa may be in line for an increased role as the primary backup to Pascal Siakam.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Will play Friday

    Achiuwa (conditioning) will play in Friday's contest against the Clippers, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    The forward is set to return to the court after missing six out of the team's last seven showings due to a shoulder injury before landing in the league's health and safety protocols. However, Achiwua may be in line to see decent opportunities in his first game back with Scottie Barnes (knee) popping up as questionable. The first-year Raptor has averaged 8.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game over his first 22 appearances this season.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Listed as probable for Friday

    Achiuwa (conditioning) is listed as probable for Friday's contest against the Clippers.

    Achiuwa cleared the league's health and safety protocols ahead of Tuesday's contest against the 76ers, but the Raptors opted to let the big man regain his conditioning before thrusting him back into game action. The 2020 first-round pick has played only one game since Dec. 5, as he was first sidelined for four games due to a shoulder injury and most recently missed two games due to COVID-19 protocols. However, before he missed six of his last seven games, Achiuwa had started six straight contests and averaged 8.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 31.8 minutes during that stretch. The Raptors are starting to return to full strength, so it's unclear what his role will be if he ultimately returns to the court Friday.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Expected back Friday

    Achiuwa (COVID-19 protocols) is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Clippers, Steven Loung of Sportsnet reports.

    The Raptors have been dealing with an outbreak for the better part of the last two weeks, but it looks like they'll get virtually all of their key pieces back Friday night. Coach Nick Nurse confirmed that Achiuwa went through practice Thursday and will be in contention to start Friday, though Nurse is yet to settle on a lineup.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Not available Tuesday

    Achiuwa (conditioning) won't play in Tuesday's contest against the 76ers, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    Achiuwa cleared the league's health and safety protocols Tuesday and was initially listed as questionable. However, the Raptors will let their big man regain his conditioning before returning to game action. His next chance to suit up will come Friday against the Clippers.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Questionable for Tuesday's contest

    Achiuwa (COVID-19 protocols) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's contest against the 76ers.

    Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Achiuwa cleared the league's health and safety protocols Tuesday, but he will likely need to regain his conditioning before he returns to game action. In his first season with the Raptors, the big man is averaging 8.4 points and 8.1 rebounds across 26.3 minutes per game.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: One of seven Raptors in protocols

    Achiuwa entered the league's health and safety protocols, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Achiuwa and Scottie Barnes are the latest Raptors to enter protocols, running the team's total up to seven players ahead of Wednesday's game at Chicago. Toronto has already brought in a handful of replacement players, but the team may need to add even more bodies to prevent any additional postponements.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Strong effort off bench

    Achiuwa amassed 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five rebounds and one steal over 23 minutes during Saturday's 119-100 win over the Warriors.

    Achiuwa had missed four straight games and was expected to miss Saturday's contest, but he ended playing and posted a strong effort off the bench while delivering an efficient scoring performance. Achiuwa has scored in double digits in four of his last eight contests.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Out Saturday

    Achiuwa (shoulder) is out Saturday against the Warriors, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    Achiuwa was in protocols and had a shoulder injury, and he'll miss Saturday's game due to the shoulder issue. On the bright side for the Raptors, OG Anunoby (hip) is making his return.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Upgraded from out to available

    Achiuwa (shoulder), previously ruled out, is now available for Saturday's game against the Warriors, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    In tandem with Pascal Siakam being put into protocols, Achiuwa was made available despite previously being ruled out. He'll come off the bench.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Practices Thursday, questionable

    Achiuwa (COVID-19 protocols) practiced Thursday, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports. He is questionable for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

    A shoulder injury and protocols forced Achiuwa to miss the past four games, but it appears he has a good chance to return Saturday against the Warriors. He's started his past six appearances with averages of 8.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 31.8 minutes.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Won't play Monday

    Achiuwa (shoulder) was placed in the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols Sunday and won't play Monday against the Kings, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    Murphy reports that Achiuwa tested negative for the virus, but he was deemed a close contact of an infected person and will be forced to miss at least one more game as a result. The second-year center had already Toronto's previous two contests due to right shoulder tendinitis, so he may not be available to play even if he's able to quickly clear the necessary COVID-19 protocols. Look for Chris Boucher to pick up another start in the frontcourt Monday with both Achiuwa and Khem Birch (knee) sidelined.

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  • Raptors' Precious Achiuwa: Ruled out Friday

    Achiuwa (shoulder) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Knicks, Aaron Rose of SI.com reports.

    Achiuwa will miss a second consecutive game as he deals with right shoulder tendinitis. Chris Boucher will likely start in his place against the Knicks.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Age: 22
Class: Freshman