Toppin (calf) played 57 seconds off the bench in Wednesday's loss to the Nets, recording no statistics during his time on the court.

While Toppin was removed from the injury report following a 10-game absence, head coach Tom Thibodeau said pregame that he wasn't sure if the rookie would immediately return to the rotation, given his lack of recent practice time. Toppin entered the game during the first half but was quickly removed, with Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic relaying that Thibodeau that the matchups weren't ideal for the forward to play a longer stretch of action. With a day off before Friday's game in Cleveland, Toppin should have a chance to log some practice time, and he'll likely move back into a larger role off the bench behind starting power forward Julius Randle.

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