Leonard (rest) has been officially ruled out for Saturday's game against the Bulls, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports. As expected, Leonard will sit out the second half of the back-to-back, as has been the case so far this season. In his absence, OG Anunoby (wrist), Danny Green and Pascal Siakim could all see expanded roles.
Leonard will not play Saturday against the Bulls, Raptors reporter Kevin Rashidi reports. The team is yet to officially comment on Leonard's status, but given that he's sat out one half of back-to-backs to date, Leonard taking a seat Saturday would make sense. In Friday's loss to the Celtics, Leonard played 43 minutes and finished with 31 points and 15 boards.
Leonard (rest) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Bulls, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports. The Raptors have been very cautious with Leonard in regards to back-to-back sets this season, as he has yet to play in both. However, lack of depth at small forward could require his availability against the Bulls. With C.J. Miles (groin) and Norman Powell (shoulder) out, and OG Anunoby (wrist) questionable, Leonard's presence at small forward could be be even more essential than usual. Still, if the team felt it was in his best interest they would likely sit him out. So, as of now his probable designation indicates he is trending toward suiting up, but his status should be checked closer to tip-off.
Leonard could be held out of Saturday's game against Chicago on the second night of a back-to-back, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports. The Raptors have been cautious with Leonard's workload on back-to-backs thus far, so recent history suggests he'll sit out Saturday after playing 43 minutes in an overtime loss to Boston on Friday. Look for official confirmation on Leonard's status from the Raptors later in the day.
Leonard scored 31 points (11-25 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 9-11 FT) while adding 15 rebounds, four assists and three steals in 43 minutes during Friday's 123-116 overtime loss to the Celtics. He had a chance to win it for the Raptors at the end of regulation, but his fadeaway jumper was just off the mark. The double-double was Leonard's fourth of the season, and he's struck for 30 or more points four times as well. While Toronto is making sure he gets plenty of rest in the early going, the 27-year-old has looked every inch a franchise player when he's been on the court, averaging 24.8 points, a career-high 8.4 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.3 three-pointers through his first dozen games with his new squad.
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