The Toronto Raptors are one step closer to having a healthy roster.
According to multiple reports, 12-year veteran Serge Ibaka is set to return from a sprained ankle that he suffered on Nov. 8 vs. the New Orleans Pelicans.
Ibaka back- Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) December 1, 2019
Ibaka returns vs Utah tonight. Lowry is getting close but still out.- Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) December 1, 2019
As indicated by TSN's Josh Lewenberg, point guard Kyle Lowry is inching closer to a return from his thumb injury but is not ready to return to action yet.
The Toronto Raptors even took to Twitter to announce Ibaka's return via their official account:
Ma Fuzzy's back. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/2eRP6FX2cB- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 1, 2019
Ibaka, who has missed the last 10 games with his ankle injury, will reprise his role as the Raptors' sixth man. Toronto has ejoyed the 30-year-old's production this season, as he is averaging 14.0 points (on 52.4% shooting) and 6.5 rebounds in a reserve role through eight games.
In addition to Ibaka, rookie Dewan Hernandez (thumb) will also be active on Sunday.
As for the inactive list, Lowry is joined by Patrick McCaw (knee), Stanley Johnson (groin) and Matt Thomas (finger).
More updates to come…