In a few hours, the Toronto Raptors will wrap up their home and home bout with the Indiana Pacers. And for the second meeting in a row, they will have to somehow find a way to get things done without the services of DeMar DeRozan and Hedo Turkoglu. Fortunately for the Raps, one of their biggest strengths has been their depth. It almost seems as though every night, someone different is stepping up to be the difference maker.
With DeRozan and Turk out again, Sonny Weems and Antoine Wright are expected to fill the void. They're recent surge in improved play, usage, and minutes have come around the same time, so here are their stats in the last 3 games.
57% on 21 shots
63% on 22 shots
77% from 3 on 9 shots
It's a small sample size, but it's encouraging to see that these two have stepped it up when required. There was some talk about Marco getting more burn when DD went down, but Weems has been doing a great job so far. As for Wright, he's impressed me the most, and he's reminding me of Mo Pete and/or AP from our Atlantic division season.
Make sure to catch these two in action, along with the rest of the Raptors squad in action as they try to win the season series with the Pacers tonight on The Score @ 7pm.