Raptors’ VanVleet questionable, Miles doubtful vs. Wizards Sunday


Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet tries to get past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (Steve Dykes/AP)

The Toronto Raptors have provided an injury update prior to Sunday’s game against the Washington Wizards.

New to the injury report is guard Fred VanVleet, who is questionable for Sunday afternoon’s game with a left thigh contusion. The 24-year-old recently moved back to bench after starting point guard Kyle Lowry returned to the lineup. In 19 minutes on Friday, VanVleet was effective, chipping in 10 points, two rebounds, six assists, one steal and three three-pointers in a win over the Brooklyn Nets.

The former Wichita State guard has averaged career-bests of 10.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in 39 games this season.

The team also announced that shooting guard C.J. Miles is doubtful for Sunday’s contest in Washington with right hip soreness — something that has affected the 31-year-old of late. He’s shooting an abysmal 27.3 per cent from three this year and has recently lost his spot in the rotation with the re-emergence of fourth-year shooting guard Norman Powell.

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