RAPTORS SET ROSTER

RAPTORS SET ROSTER FOR OPENING NIGHT

            The Toronto Raptors announced Monday their roster for Wednesday’s regular season opener against the Washington Wizards at Scotiabank Arena at 7:30 p.m. (TSN / Sportsnet 590 The FAN). Toronto returns eight players that finished last season with the team.

            The Raptors played the entire 2020-21 season in Tampa, Florida and have not hosted a regular season game in Toronto since Feb. 28, 2020 vs. Charlotte. Only four players — OG Anunoby, Chris Boucher, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet — remain from the team that played the Hornets that night.

The upcoming campaign marks the Raptors’ 27th season in the NBA. This is the 10th straight season and the 21st time in team history Toronto has started the regular season at home. The Raptors sport a 16-10 record in season openers, including 13-7 at home. Wednesday will mark the third time Toronto has opened the season against the Wizards. The two clubs faced off to start the 2002-03 (W 74-68) and 2005-06 (L 99-96) campaigns.

2021-22 TORONTO RAPTORS OPENING NIGHT ROSTER

NO.PLAYERPOSHTWTBIRTHDATEPRIOR TO NBA / HOME COUNTRYNBA EXP.
5Precious AchiuwaF6-82449/19/1999Memphis / Nigeria1
3OG AnunobyF6-72407/17/1997Indiana / England4
45Dalano BantonG6-720311/7/1999Nebraska / CanadaR
4Scottie BarnesG-F6-82258/1/2001Florida State / USAR
24Khem BirchC6-82269/29/1992UNLV / Canada4
17Isaac BongaF6-821311/8/1999Fraport Skyliners (Germany) / Germany3
25Chris BoucherF6-91981/11/1993Oregon / Canada4
11Justin Champagnie*F6-62106/29/2001Pittsburgh / USAR
8Sam DekkerF6-82295/6/1994Wisconsin / USA4
1Goran DragicG6-31905/6/1986Union Olimpija (Slovenia) / Slovenia13
22Malachi FlynnG6-11765/9/1998San Diego State / USA1
13David Johnson*G6-42092/26/2001Louisville / USAR
14Svi MykhailiukG-F6-72216/10/1997Kansas / Ukraine3
43Pascal SiakamF6-82404/2/1994New Mexico State / Cameroon5
33Gary Trent Jr.G6-52051/18/1999Duke / USA3
23Fred VanVleetG6-02002/25/1994Wichita State / USA5
18Yuta WatanabeF6-821410/13/1994George Washington / Japan3
      *Two-way contract player
HEAD COACH: Nick Nurse (Northern Iowa)
ASSISTANT COACHES:
Adrian Griffin (Seton Hall)Trevor Gleeson (Australia)Earl Watson (UCLA)
Nate Bjorkgren (Buena Vista)Jim Sann (Colorado)Nathaniel Mitchell (Cumberlands)
Jon Goodwillie (Brock)Eric Khoury (University of Toronto)John Corbacio (UMass Lowell)
Jamaal Magloire (Kentucky)  
VICE PRESIDENT, PLAYER HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE: Alex McKechnie (Leeds School of Physiotherapy)
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Scott McCullough (Toronto)
NUMERICAL ROSTER:
1          Goran Dragic11        Justin Champagnie18        Yuta Watanabe25        Chris Boucher
3          OG Anunoby13        David Johnson22        Malachi Flynn 33        Gary Trent Jr.
4          Scottie Barnes14        Svi Mykhailiuk23        Fred VanVleet43        Pascal Siakam
5          Precious Achiuwa17        Isaac Bonga24        Khem Birch45        Dalano Banton
8          Sam Dekker   
HOW THE TEAM WAS ASSEMBLED:  
DraftTradeFree Agent
2021 – Barnes (1st round)2021 – Achiuwa (August 6)2021 – Mykhailiuk (September 21)
2021 – Banton (2nd round)2021 – Dragic (August 6)2021 – Bonga (August 11)
2021 – Johnson (2nd round)2021 – Trent Jr. (March 25)2021 – Dekker (August 10)
2020 – Flynn (1st round) 2021 – Champagnie (August 7)
2017 – Anunoby (1st round) 2021 – Birch (April 10)
2016 – Siakam (1st round) 2020 – Watanabe (November 30)
  2018 – Boucher (July 20)
  2016 – VanVleet (July 18)
PRONUNCIATION GUIDE:
Precious Achiuwa: ah-CHEW-uhGoran Dragic: GORE-on DROG-ich
OG Anunoby: O G Ann-uh-no-beeMalachi Flynn: MAL-uh-kai
Dalano Banton: duh-LAH-no BAN-tenSvi Mykhailiuk: Svee muh-KAI-luke
Chris Boucher: boo-SHAYPascal Siakam: Pass-CAL See-AHK-am
Justin Champagnie: Sham-PennyYuta Watanabe: YOU-tuh wah-tuh-NAH-bay

-RAPTORS-

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