Poeltl registered 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one block across 20 minutes in Thursday's 113-88 victory over the Knicks.
In an age of big men that can all shoot from the perimeter, Poeltl struggles to find playing time due to his lack of ability to be productive from the outside and guard out there as well. However, games like Thursday night show why the young big man could have a niche being a big body in the paint that does his damage at a very efficient rate.
Poeltl played nine minutes in Friday's loss to Milwaukee, his lowest total in nearly two months.
While it's too small of a sample from which to draw anything conclusive, the Raptors leaned more heavily on smaller lineups in the blowout win and little-used big man Lucas Nogueira saw 18 minutes off the bench. It's worth noting that Poeltl played 25 minutes in the Raptors' previous game, and he'll likely settle somewhere in the middle of those two numbers going forward. In the month of December, Poeltl played an average of 21.2 minutes per game and posted averages of 8.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.
Poeltl posted 13 points (6-8 FG, 1-3 FT), six rebounds and one block across 21 minutes in Wednesday's 124-107 loss to the Thunder.
The backup center enjoyed one of his more productive games offensively, with his scoring total representing his fourth double-digit tally of December. The 22-year-old Austrian has also been impressively consistent on the glass, hauling in between four and eight rebounds in all but one of his 13 contests during the month. Given his increasingly productive performances, Poeltl is carving out some fantasy appeal in deeper formats for his contributions in rebounding and blocks in particular, as well as his improving offensive profile.
Poeltl (illness) participated in shootaround and will play Tuesday against the Suns, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.
Poeltl was sent home early from practice Monday after feeling ill, but it looks like he managed to put it well behind him. The big man is coming off scoring career-high 18 points in Friday's win over the Pacers, but Poeltl is expected to remain in a limited frontcourt role off the bench for Toronto.
Poeltl was sent home from practice Monday due to an illness, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.
The Raptors are off Monday, so look for an update on Poeltl's status at shootaround Tuesday prior to team's home matchup with Phoenix. The 22-year-old is coming off of one of his best outings of the season Friday against the Pacers, when he finished with 18 points, six rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 25 minutes.
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