The Toronto Raptors provided status updates for several players on Saturday afternoon ahead of their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Point guard Kyle Lowry, who was upgraded to questionable on Friday, has had his status changed to doubtful. Pascal Siakam is out for rest in the first night of a back-to-back.
Lowry will miss his sixth-straight game with a foot infection. The 35-year-old is averaging 17.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 7.3 assists in 39 games this season.
However, coach Nick Nurse says the veteran guard is likely to play tomorrow night against the New York Knicks.
Siakam, 27, is averaging 20.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in 43 games this season.
Rodney Hood has been upgraded to probable. Fred VanVleet (hip) , Paul Watson (COVID protocols), and Jalen Harris (hip) remain out. Newly signed Freddie Gillespie's is available.
Canadian centre Khem Birch, who was released by the Orlando Magic earlier this week, is expected to sign with the Raptors after clearing waivers at 5pm, according to RDS's Peter Yannopoulos.
Birch, 28, averaged 5.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in just under 20 minutes per game with the Magic this season.