Faced with injuries, Nick Nurse’s permanent DIY

Saturday, the Raptors host the Mavs and we wonder what the squad will look like Nick Nurse. The Canadian infirmary is currently full of injured and therefore uncertain players.

The last game against the Nets already gave a good overview of the carnage. That night, Toronto’s coach could only count on ten players. Pascal Siakam (adductor), Scottie Barnes (knee), Fred VanVleet (sick), Dalano Banton (ankle), Precious Achiuwa (ankle) or even Otto Porter Jr. (toe) is on the sideline.

As a result, Nick Nurse had to start Malachi Flynn in the leadoff spot, who hasn’t been involved so far, and line up Thaddeus Young and Christian Koloko, both of whom have committed to backup status, along with regular starters Gary Trent Jr. . and OG Anunoby.

This unprecedented five did not even compete with the opposite five, carried by the trio of Kevin Durant – Kyrie Irving – Ben Simmons. Evidenced by the huge difference in their respective “+/-“: -12 or worse for each Raptors player, +15 or better for their opponents.

You will enjoy the challenge, but not for three weeks”

We make a lot of mistakes. The bad player who takes two, the wrong directions. Things like this are not executed the way they were meant to be “, Nick Nurse regretted after the match. Before tempering: This is a very good team (from Brooklyn), motivated, with a lot of shooters and attackers while our guys are not feeling very well. So, I’m not going to sit and be angry at everyone. We will learn what we can and try to rebuild. »

We just hope the boys start to come back “, he also displayed, enjoying the two days of rest to come. Because Nick Nurse, accustomed in recent years to rely heavily on his holders, even if it means reducing his rounds as much as possible, does not hide the fact that this permanent knitting is not his cup of tea.

Every once in a while you’ll enjoy the challenge, but not three weeks in a row like this. It’s getting… it’s not very pleasant. It’s not the end of the world, and it’s not like we played bad, because I think we played well. If you look at some of our stats… I think we’re still in the top 10 offensively and defensively in the league despite all the injuries we’ve had over the past few weeks. “, positive Nick Nurse.

Result: his team, 9th in the league in attack (114 points from 100 possessions) and 15th in defense (112 points), clinging to 8th place in his conference with a balanced record of nine as many wins and as many losses.

Shots Bounces
Players GM minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early p.d bp Int CT party Points
Pascal Siakam 9 35.6 47.9 34.2 72.5 1.8 7.6 9.3 7.7 2.7 0.9 0.6 3.1 24.8
And Anunoby 18 36.2 46.5 32.2 84.4 1.4 4.7 6.1 2.2 2.7 2.4 0.9 3.2 18.6
Fred Vanvleet 12 37.4 38.2 37.5 85.4 0.6 2.8 3.3 6.8 1.6 1.9 0.6 2.7 18.5
Gary Trent, Jr. 15 31.9 40.7 31.1 76.3 0.7 1.1 1.9 1.5 1.1 1.5 0.2 1.3 16.7
Scottie Barnes 16 33.5 43.8 35.5 74.1 1.9 4.8 6.8 5.2 2.3 0.9 0.8 1.6 14.6
chris butcher 14 23.0 46.8 32.6 75.9 2.6 3.9 6.5 0.6 1.0 0.9 0.9 2.8 12.3
Dear Achiuwa 12 20.4 39.1 17.9 84.8 2.0 5.0 7.0 1.3 1.3 0.2 0.6 1.6 8.8
Malachi Flynn 11 13.9 43.1 50.0 90.9 0.2 1.4 1.5 1.4 0.6 0.5 0.1 1.9 7.5
Dalano Banton 15 11.2 42.7 32.4 87.5 0.5 0.9 1.3 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.7 1.1 6.4
Thaddeus Young 15 17.1 56.7 7.7 80.0 1.9 2.2 4.1 1.9 0.7 1.2 0.1 1.6 5.7
Otto Porter 8 18.3 50.0 35.3 100.0 0.8 1.6 2.4 1.0 0.5 1.4 0.0 0.9 5.5
Christian Fool 18 17.6 45.0 0.0 61.8 1.9 1.8 3.7 0.5 0.7 0.2 1.3 3.0 4.2
Juancho Hernangomez 11 16.1 46.2 25.0 40.0 1.1 3.0 4.1 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.2 1.2 3.9
Jeff Downin 5 9.7 50.0 25.0 100.0 0.4 1.0 1.4 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.6 3.6
Justin Champagne 2 4.3 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 3.0
Ron Harper 2 3.9 50.0 66.7 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
Khem Birsh 8 7.4 66.7 100.0 100.0 0.5 0.8 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.1 1.6 1.9

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