VanVleet had five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 14 assists, and six rebounds in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 123-99 victory over the Clippers. VanVleet moved into the starting lineup Tuesday, replacing Kawhi Leonard (hip) who was ruled out just prior to tipoff. He certainly made the most of the promotion, handing out a career-high 14 assists in the blowout victory. He had 10 by halftime and this line could have been much better had the game been closer. Leonard is questionable heading into tomorrows game and if he is forced out, VanVleet could once again get the starting nod.
VanVleet will start Tuesday against the Clippers, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports. With Kawhi Leonard (hip) out, coach Nick Nurse will opt to go small, starting VanVleet next to Kyle Lowry. In three previous starts this season, VanVleet has averaged 14.7 points, 4.7 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 32.8 minutes.
VanVleet scored a season-high 19 points (7-12 FG, 5-7 3Pt) and added two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 27 minutes off the bench Sunday in the Raptors' 104-99 loss to the Bucks. With Kyle Lowry (zero points on 0-for-5 shooting from the field) sputtering offensively, VanVleet provided the Raptors with a needed lift off the bench. The reserve guard's efforts weren't enough to hold off the Bucks, but VanVleet showed enough here to make for a decent speculative pickup in the event the Raptors decide to shut Lowry down for a brief spell. Lowry missed the Raptors' first game of December with a back issue and could still be impacted by the injury in light of his recent form. Over the past four games, the starting point guard has averaged just 3.8 points while shooting 14.3 percent from the field.
VanVleet had 15 points (5-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 33 minutes during Saturday's 106-95 victory over the Cavaliers. VanVleet moved into the starting lineup Saturday, replacing Kyle Lowry (back) who was ruled out with injury. VanVleet was solid without being spectacular, totaling 15 points and four assists. VanVleet is a high-floor, low-ceiling player no matter his role. The Raptors run deep on most nights and that takes away from any upside VanVleet might have. He is more of a deeper league player but could be streaming in as required in a standard format.
VanVleet will start for the injured Kyle Lowry (back) Saturday against the Cavaliers, Eric Smith of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. VanVleet is set to see an expanded role with Lowry out. In two prior starts this season, VanVleet has averaged 14.5 points, 5.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 32.8 minutes.
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