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.
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.
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.
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.
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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