Battered by injuries, Nick Nurse’s constant DIY

The Raptors host the Mavs on Saturday and we wonder what the lineup might look like Nick is a nurse. The Canadian hospital is currently full of injured and therefore uncertain players.

The last game against the Nets already provided a good glimpse of the carnage. That evening, the Toronto coach could rely on only ten players. Pascal Siakam (adductor), Scottie Barnes (knee), Fred VanVleet (hamstring), Dalano Banton (ankle), Precious Achiuwa (ankle) or even Otto Porter Jr. (toe) was all out.

As a result, Nick Nurse will have to lead off Malachi Flynn, who has never played so far, and Thaddeus Young and Christian Koloko, both of whom promise backup status, and regular starters Gary Trent Jr. and should have lined up alongside OG Anunoby.

This unprecedented five did not stand against the five reflections led by the trio of Kevin Durant – Kyrie Irving – Ben Simmons. Evidenced by the abysmal difference in respective “+/-“: -12 or worse for each Raptors player, +15 or better for their opponents.

You can enjoy the challenge, but not three weeks.”

We made a lot of mistakes. Bad player taking two, wrong directions. Such things were not carried out as intended “, Nick Nurse laments after the match. Before the warm-up: It is a very good team (from Brooklyn), motivated, with a lot of shooters and strikers, our boys are not feeling very good. So I’m not going to sit and berate everyone. We will learn what we can and try to regroup. »

Hopefully the kids will start to come back “, he also demonstrates, enjoying the next two days off. Because in recent years, Nick Nurse, who is used to relying on his owners a lot, even if it means reducing his rotations as much as possible, does not hide that this constant braid is not his cup of tea.

You might enjoy a challenge every once in a while, but not three weeks in a row. Increasingly… 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 in the league offensively and defensively with all the injuries we’ve had over the past few weeks. “, positive Nick Nurse.

The result: his team tied for 8th in the conference with the league’s 9th-ranked offense (114 points per 100 possessions) and 15th-ranked defense (112 points), a balanced record of nine wins and as many losses.

Shots It bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Turn 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
Og 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 the 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
Malachy 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 Koloko 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 Dowtin 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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