The Toronto Raptors weren’t in official action at Las Vegas Summer League on Saturday, but they did scrimmage opposite the Milwaukee Bucks. Coming off of a 41-point tournament-opening victory on Friday, head coach Jama Mahlalela was pleased to lose that scrimmage, which served as a quick reminder to his charges that a single big win doesn’t mean anything.
Here are some quick items of note from Saturday.
Injury Notes & Updates
*Pascal Siakam sat out the scrimmage due to the left knee sprain he suffered Friday. He doesn’t seem to think it’s a big deal and is considered questionable for Sunday.
*DeMarre Carroll was at the gym working out as the Raptors scrimmaged.
*Lucas Nogueira was on-hand, too, and even participated in the scrimmage. He’s not participating in the tournament in an official capacity to provide opportunity for the team’s five other youngsters (Nogueira’s been in Summer League three times already), but he’s been practicing with them regularly. He was tasked with guarding Thon Maker for this session. He also stole my mic to take over reporting duties.
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*DeAndre Daniels was also on the court. He missed Friday’s game due to an ankle tweak suffered in practice, and he didn’t sound all that happy about having to sit out.
*Daniels dunked on 32-year-old Edmonton native Steve Sir, and as a result, Daniels is now an enemy of the state.
Again, the Raptors were terrific in the opener on Friday. Siakam and Poeltl, in particular, put on strong performances. You can catch up with the game recap here or take a look at the highlights below.
The Raptors briefly held media availability following the session. We spent most of the time working on some stuff you’ll see later, but here are a few of the interviews:
The Raptors are next in action at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kris Dunn should be a fun test for Wright and Powell.