Jakob Poeltl

#42 C / Toronto Raptors / EXP: 1YRS Height: 7-0 Weight: 230 lb Age: 22 College: Utah

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After being selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Jakob Poeltl didn't play a huge role during his rookie season, mostly serving as a deep reserve at center for the playoff bound Raptors. In 54 games, including four starts, Poeltl ended the year averaging 3.1 points and 3.1 rebounds across 11.6 minutes, while shooting 58.3 percent from the floor. The Raptors ended up re-signing Serge Ibaka this offseason and will also bring back Jonas Valanciunas, so there's not going to be a ton of minutes available for Poeltl in the frontcourt during his sophomore campaign. He's slated to battle Lucas Nogueira for rights to the backup center role, although if Nogueira's slow development continues in his fourth season, the Raptors could try and get Poeltl, the younger and higher upside option, even more run to see what he's capable of. Poeltl figures to see an increase in playing time, but it likely won't be enough to make him a viable Fantasy target in the majority of leagues.

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  • Poeltl tallied 10 points (6-11 FG), 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 117-112 loss to the Warriors. Poeltl once again saw extended run with both Jonas Valanciunas and Lucas Nogueira sitting with ankle injuries and was able to generated a second consecutive double-double. The 22-year-old has been a revelation in the early going, hitting double digits in the scoring column in three straight. Given his early-season efforts, he figures to retain a consistent role in the frontcourt rotation even when all of the Raptors' big men are at full health.

  • Poetl provided 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 FT), 12 rebounds, three blocks and one steal across 26 minutes during a 101-97 loss to the Spurs on Monday. Poetl saw an increased workload in the absence of Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) and made the most of it by tallying the first double-double of his career. He also blocked three shots for the second straight game. Poetl played more minutes than starter Lucas Nogueira, and was also more productive. If Valanciunas is forced to miss more time, Poetl has the potential for another performance like this.

  • Raptors' Jakob Poeltl: Catches fire off bench
    By RotoWire Staff

    Poeltl finished with 14 points (6-7 FG, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, three blocks and one steal across 17 minutes during Saturday's 128-94 blowout win over the 76ers. Poeltl got extended run Saturday as the Raptors blew out the 76ers. He saw 11.6 minutes per game across 54 contests last year, posting 3.1 points and 3.1 rebounds. That said, he did flash potential during 2016-17, posting highs of 12 points, nine rebounds and two blocks, so Saturday didn't come out of thin air.

  • Poeltl managed 10 points (4-4 FG, 2-3 FT), four rebounds and a steal across 17 minutes in Thursday's 106-101 preseason loss to the Trail Blazers. The backup big man and 2016 first-round pick saw double-digit minutes for the second straight exhibition, posting a preseason-high point total in the process. Poeltl was serviceable in limited opportunity during his rookie campaign, averaging 3.1 points and 3.1 rebounds across 11.6 minutes over 54 games (four starts). With a year of experience under his belt, the seven-footer should see expanded opportunity in the coming season behind fellow big men Jonas Valanciunas and Lucas Nogueira.

  • Poeltl collected 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, two steals and two blocks across 20 minutes during Sunday's 113-105 victory over the 76ers. Poeltl has now scored 12 points (his career-high) on three separate occasions over the past eight games, demonstrating his NBA-readiness off the bench. He also tied career-highs in steals and blocks Sunday. That being said, though the 7-1 rookie has shown increasing potential over the past month, he can still be ignored in the majority of fantasy formats.

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