Toronto Raptors Roster Completely Decimated By Health & Safety Protocols

It began with just a single player, Pascal Siakam, hitting the COVID health & safety protocols last week. Now the Toronto Raptors' roster will be practically unrecognizable if they are forced to play the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night. 

On Tuesday, Scottie Barnes, Fred VanVleet, Precious Achiuwa and Malachi Flynn joined Siakam, Gary Trent Jr. and Dalano Banton out of the lineup due to Covid protocols. All seven are rotation players, with at least 4 of them starters. 

With center Khem Birch still questionable with a sore knee, only OG Anunoby, who only returned one game ago from a several weeks-long absence due to a hip pointer, is a regular player still standing. 

The Raptors have been busy signing guys you've never heard of with their "hardship" exceptions. 

It was only last week that the NBA cancelled a Raptors game with the Chicago Bulls due to a similar outbreak on the Bulls. As of now, however, tomorrow night's game in Chicago has not been cancelled. 

Who will be in Toronto's starting lineup other than Anunoby is anybody's guess.

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