23/24 Jan. 1 Box Score Analysis (8 Games)

Raptors’ New Rotation: Both Quickley and Barrett looked solid in their Raptors debut. Quickley should start going forward and is a great bet for 30+ MPG the rest of the way. He would have landed in that range last night if it weren’t for some foul trouble. The point guard picked up his fourth foul midway through the second quarter. In a low-30s role, Quickley will have top-60 upside and is a good bet to post at least mid-round numbers in most builds. He is an add in very shallow leagues. Barrett is Barrett. He’s fine to have in points leagues, but in category leagues, he’s just a points streamer in 12-team leagues and a mediocre deep league option. The move to Toronto is not going to fix his poor efficiency or his non-existent defensive contributions. Schroder’s role will shrink with Quickley in town. He played 30 minutes due to Quickley’s foul trouble but didn’t close. Schroder’s minutes will likely end up in the mid-to-high-20s where he’ll be more of an assists streamer than a must-hold. Give him a couple of games, but it would be surprising if he didn’t end up as expendable in standard leagues. Trent’s minutes will be stuck in the mid-20s going forward, so he goes back to being just a forgettable points and threes option for deeper leagues. Siakam and Barnes could lose a little usage, but the drop shouldn’t be significant. I wouldn’t expect a notable dip in value for either player and it’s possible that the improved spacing helps both players’ efficiency. Poeltl is a candidate to receive a bump in value as well. He looked very good last night and Quickley is a better P&R guard than Schroder is. Last night’s big minutes are a good sign as well, although they were likely tied to the friendly matchup. If Poeltl plays 30+ MPG against Memphis on Wednesday, then we can get excited.

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