Here’s why the Raptors Bench is Struggling

Nick Nurse use different combinations of starters to prop up bench units in the Knicks game. What's the impact on continuity and chemistry?

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Nick Nurse used Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry to prop up Raptors bench units.
Gary Trent Jr., Yuta Watanabe and Freddy Gillespie's plus/minus numbers were woeful against the Knicks. And it may have to do with the starters.

On the latest episode of Rap Up, Sahal and Oren went into why the Raptors bench is struggling. The main issue being discussed is how the starters are being mixed with the bench units. The Knicks game (Grades, Post-Game, Reaction Podcast), saw the Raptors use Kyle Lowry and OG Anunoby playing together to prop up the bench units, followed by Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam doing the same. After a rough stretch the Raptors changed their approach and had Anunoby and VanVleet mixed in with the bench, and in another stint it was Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam.

This is necessary to find a combination that works but what are its effects of continuity and chemistry?

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