News: Valanciunas double-doubled on Sunday scoring 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-2 FT), with 11 rebounds, and three blocks in 28 minutes on Sunday.
Impact: Valanciunas now has 14 double-doubles on the season and has been a great value for his overall shooting percentages combined with his frontcourt stats. He's also picked up his blocking lately and is averaging two a game over his last five.
News: Johnson scored 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-4 FT), to go with two rebounds, and a block in 28 minutes on Sunday.
Impact: Johnson is now dealing with a sore shoulder, but managed to still play on Sunday and put up value in 28 minutes. He's actually only missed three games this year, while he continues to play for a contract and can't afford to go down for an extended period. If you need rebounding or blocks you can consider adding him, just know his injuries may catch up to him in time.
News: Hayes returned to the rotation on Sunday, but threw up a blank line in five minutes on the court, but did manage to record two fouls.
Impact: Hayes isn't really expected to do much until he's called upon by his team. Toronto features so many other capable big men that it's going to be hard for Hayes to get any playing time unless and injury or major change occurs in Toronto. As a result, keep him on the waiver wire.
News: DeRozan went off for 25 points (8-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 8-10 FT), to go with four assists, and six rebounds, and two steals in 35 minutes on Sunday.
Impact: Doreen seems completely back to form, after returning from a groin injury. Some rust was expected out of him coming out of the gate, but he seems to be picking up exactly where he left off before going down with the injury.
News: Johnson (shoulder) will play and start against the Pistons on Sunday.
Impact: Johnson has been dealing with soreness in his shoulder over the course of this season and it's possible that he'll have to take some games off to rest later in the year as a result. Although he's averaged 28.3 minutes on the court over the past four games and will be expected to take on a similar role against the impressive frontcourt of Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe on Sunday.
News: Johnson is dealing with a sore right shoulder and is considered questionable to play against the Pistons on Sunday.
Impact: Johnson's injury seems to be the result of the normal wear and tear of a grueling season, although it poses a threat for his Sunday availability. A decision will be made closer to game time with Patrick Patterson the likely beneficiary if Johnson ultimately sits.