• Fred VanVleet
    G, Toronto Raptors

    Coach Nick Nurse said on Thursday that Fred VanVleet (thumb surgery) is ahead of schedule and could return in in the next two weeks, a few weeks earlier than originally projected.

    VanVleet has been out since just before the All-Star break and would be a welcome addition back to the rotation. Jeremy Lin has held down the fort in the meantime, but VanVleet will look to resume his role as the first guard off the bench.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter