VanVleet recorded 10 points (4-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt), six assists, three steals and one rebound across 24 minutes in Thursday's 113-88 win over the Knicks.
VanVleet earned extended run in a blowout victory for the Raptors and showed his ability to coordinate an offense while not slacking on the other end of the court as he collected three steals. However, with both Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan being the star tandem they are in Toronto's backcourt, the opportunities for VanVleet to showcase his passing and scoring abilities will be limited to games like Thursday night.
VanVleet scored 10 points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), grabbed three rebounds, dished eight assists, and collected one steal across 31 minutes Tuesday in Toronto's win over Boston.
VanVleet has proven himself as the type of player that will flourish when given more opportunities. Tuesday marked the fifth consecutive game where VanVleet collected double-digit points, and coach Dwane Casey will continue to use the emerging guard as a way to ease the burden on star guard Kyle Lowry. However, outside of an injury leading to Lowry missing extended time, VanVleet's fantasy value will be limited.
VanVleet compiled 13 points (5-12 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes during Sunday's 101-86 victory over the Grizzlies.
VanVleet had another strong performance Sunday, leading the team with 29 minutes on the floor. That makes four consecutive games with double-figure scoring while shooting 55 percent from the field. He also tied his season-high with seven rebounds while adding a team-high eight assists. He appears to have usurped Delon wright as the first guard off the bench and while his efficiency is boosting his value, he seems to have the confidence of the coaching staff and is worth a look in deeper formats.
VanVleet was away from the team following the birth of his child, but he'll return to action Friday after missing Thursday's game against Washington. Expect VanVleet to fill his usual role of roughly 18-20 minutes off the bench behind Kyle Lowry.
VanVleet's child was born earlier this week, but it didn't prevent him from rejoining the Raptors ahead of Tuesday's 109-104 win over the Timberwolves, during which the reserve guard reached double figures in the scoring column for the third time in four games. He'll likely take Thursday off to spent more time with his growing family, but expect VanVleet to reenter the rotation Friday in Toronto, where the Raptors will host the Trail Blazers.
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