ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Raptors’ forwards Scottie Barnes and Precious Achiuwa entered the league’s health and safety protocols.
Toronto's Scottie Barnes and Precious Achiuwa have entered the league's Covid protocols, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/XhzPWEpcwB— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 21, 2021
That means Toronto now has a total of seven players in COVID protocols, with its next game scheduled for Wednesday on the road against the Chicago Bulls. Toronto’s already had its past two games postponed due to the COVID outbreak within the team. At the moment, it’s unclear if the NBA will also move to cancel Wednesday’s game.
The timing couldn’t be any worse for a Raptors team that’s won five of its previous seven games after a 9-13 start to the season. Toronto is now 14-15 on the year and currently holds the tenth seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Raptors also trail the Nets by 6.5 games in the Atlantic Division.
Unfortunately, with so much uncertainty regarding the COVID virus, FanDuel Sportsbook has taken down the popular yes/no prop of whether a team will make the playoffs. However, if you’re feeling frisky, you might want to take a shot on the Raptors to win the division at +12000 odds.