Kawhi Leonard is back! After missing two games with a “jammed foot” (can’t believe they went with that one), Leonard will make his return against a red-hot shooting Kings team. As I outlined in this morning’s preview, the young Kings are simply on fire from deep, and everywhere else for that matter. The team’s best defender will be a much needed and welcomed addition to the starting-five tonight.
Now on to the bad news: Norman Powell is expected to miss up to six-weeks after dislocating his left shoulder in Monday’s game against Utah. Powell, who was in the game for no more than five seconds, got his arm caught awkwardly on Rudy Gobert as he chased a Jazz player around Gobert’s screen. From all angles it looked like nothing more than an accidental occurrence. Dislocations may sound simple, but in athletics, the key is patience. It is an incredibly easy injury to aggravate — just ask Delon Wright.
Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks with his left shoulder subluxation, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 7, 2018
Also out tonight is C.J. Miles, who suffered a hip injury at some point in the last three days. It’s being officially called “hip bursitis” which, if we remember, hampered Kyle Lowry’s elbow down the stretch of the Raptors most successful playoff run in 2015-16. We’ll continue to monitor Miles’ situation as it progresses.
If you missed this morning’s preview, you can catch it here before the game, or just head on down and get all the necessary info to tune into the action! Enjoy the game!
Where to Watch:
TSN, 10:00pm EST
Toronto — Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka
Sacramento — De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Iman Shumpert, Nemanja Bjelica, Willie Cauley-Stein
Toronto — Norman Powell (shoulder — out), C.J. Miles (hip — out)
Sacramento — Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee — probable)