Pascal Siakam could make his season debut next week as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery.
“He’s getting closer everyday,” Nick Nurse said Friday before the Raptors’ game against visiting Cleveland. “Everything has checked out pretty good. He’s hit all the checkmarks and everything of where he’s supposed to be, or maybe even a little ahead.
“I would imagine maybe next week we’ll see him on the court… He’s been practising with contact for over a week now. All of that has been pretty short. Practices aren’t long. He has had a couple runs with the 905 (Toronto’s G League affiliate) as well.”
Siakam averaged 21.4 points and 7.2 rebounds a game last season for Toronto.