While it should be expected that the reigning MVP Nikola Jokic would have a big game versus any team he plays, it stung a little more watching a former fan favorite, Jonas Valanciunas, and Jaxson Hayes dominate the Raptors on the inside. Towns has averaged 19.8 PPG, 10 RPG, and 2.6 APG in 11 career games versus the Raptors.
Thaddeus Young first game thoughts
Thaddeus Young was a player that I was hoping the Raptors would acquire at the deadline because I felt he could come at a cheap cost while providing steady production for a bench that desperately needed that. Following his debut, Thad spoke about what the Raptors expect from him, saying, “I think the biggest hardest part is I’m learning multiple positions, as opposed to one or two positions. I’m learning anywhere from one on down to the five now because all the pieces are interchangeable on the court.” So as he works himself back into game shape, we should expect to see him on the court plenty at multiple positions.