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Raptors Siakam, Banton enter COVID-19 protocols

Raptors Siakam, Banton enter COVID-19 protocols

Toronto’s Pascal Siakam and Dalano Banton have entered the NBA’s COVID-19 well being and security protocols.

The announcement got here shortly earlier than the Raptors have been set to tip off in opposition to the visiting Golden State Warriors.

Siakam is averaging 19.1 factors, 7.6 rebounds, and three.7 assists this season, whereas Banton has been a activate the bench in his rookie season, averaging 4.1 factors, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists an evening.

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Treasured Achiuwa rejoined the roster Saturday after being in COVID-19 protocols, whereas OG Anunoby was additionally set to make his return after lacking 13 video games with a hip damage.

COVID-19 instances are on the rise within the NBA, forcing dozens of gamers into protocol and cancelling video games, together with the Chicago Bulls sport at Toronto this previous Thursday.

Raptors president Masai Ujiri additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19 after his Giants of Africa occasion on Dec. 5.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Month Date, 20XX.

© 2021 The Canadian Press

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