Fred VanVleet, Terry Rozier among Suns’ trade targets?

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Eric Walden @tribjazz

HALFTIME: Jazz 58, Hornets 45. Fair bit of bad decision-making by Utah, but Charlotte is so toothless it doesn’t matter. Jazz 11-29 from 3 vs. 0-7 for the Hornets. Markkanen 15p/8r. Beasley and Sexton 9p each. Rozier 13p and Williams 10p for Charlotte. – 10:06 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Fred VanVleet’s per-game averages vs. the Knicks this season (4 games):
29.3 PPG, 5.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.0 made 3PTs while shooting 40% from downtown.
FVV vs. all non-Knick opponents this season (35 games):
17.9 PPG while shooting 38.1% from the floor and 33% from deep – 2:08 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

‘Topes win! 125-116. Very good performance. 26 for VanVleet, 24-7-6 for Siakam, 19-7-6 for Scottie, who was great in the fourth. – 8:25 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

It looked like Siakam/VanVleet would have to play 40+ minutes (again) for the Raps to have a chance. Instead, they got to rest for 9 minutes in the 4th as Barnes, Trent, Juancho, Boucher and Achiuwa took a tie game and turned it into a 16-point lead. Great stuff from that unit. – 8:22 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Tie game and the Raptors start the 4th quarter with Siakam and VanVleet on the bench. This should be… interesting. – 7:54 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange

Raps-Knicks tied 86-86 to start the 4th. VanVleet and Siakam with 23 and 20. Barrett and Randle with 22 and 21 for NY. – 7:52 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Fred VanVleet has, by my count, 46 deflections today. – 7:37 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Halftime. Raptors lead the Knicks 62-53.
• Barrett 15-4-3
• Randle 14 & 7
• Toppin 12 pts, 4-5 3Ps
• VanVleet 18 pts
Knicks have 12 TOs, which have led to 19 Raptors points. – 7:09 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Raps up 62-53. VanVleet has 18, Siakam has 11-4-3. Barrett with 15, Randle 14 for Knicks at the half. – 7:08 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Fred VanVleet when he sees the Knicks pic.twitter.com/JzTbnY66OU7:06 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper

Brunson foul upgraded to a fragrant — grabbed Vanvleet leg after turnover. – 7:01 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

VanVleet just tried a rip-through move, got no call, and he has some Thursday-related feelings about that. – 6:57 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard

L2M reports says Jalen Johnson did not foul Terry Rozier. pic.twitter.com/gyqcwZxfca6:46 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

VanVleet was playing his best ball of the season before missing last night’s game. He looks to be picking up where he left off (14pts, 5-7 FG). Raptors are shooting 61% (7-11 3P), have 11pts on 7 Knick turnovers, are holding NY to 33% & lead 37-22. Their best all-around Q in a while – 6:40 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz

Through one quarter, the Raptors lead the Knicks 37-22.
Randle 8 & 7
• Barrett 7 pts
• VanVleet 14 pts – 6:40 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Raps with a normal, dominant first quarter? They’re up 37-22. VanVleet has 14. Randle has 8-8. – 6:38 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Fred VanVleet looks exceedingly healthy. – 6:32 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange

Anunoby (ankle) is out vs. Knicks; VanVleet (ribs) will play. Achiuwa will start again. – 4:20 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

Fred VanVleet will play – 4:18 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Fred VanVleet will play today. OG Anunoby is out. He is day to day with further testing coming on a knee. – 4:17 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange

VanVleet (ribs) and Anunoby (ankle) are questionable for Raptors vs. Knicks. Quickly questionable for Knicks. – 3:36 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

VanVleet (ribs) and Anunoby (ankle) are both questionable for tonight’s game vs New York. – 12:33PM

Rod Boone @rodboone

Final: #hornets 122, Hawks 118
Terry Rozier 34 pts, 6 ast
Mason Plumlee 25 pts, 11 rebs
PJ Washington 23 pts, 6 rebs, 6 ast
Up next: at Utah on Monday – 10:00 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone

Terry Rozier is fouled on a 3-point attempt with 1.1 seconds left and the #hornets trailing 118-117. – 9:52 PM

Lauren L. Williams @WilliamsLaurenL

Rozier makes all 3, leaving 1.1 on the clock. Hornets up 120-118… – 9:52 PM

Lauren L. Williams @WilliamsLaurenL

This play feels very similar to the offensive foul officials called on Rozier earlier in the game. He again kicked his legs out… – 9:39 PM

Jason Walker @JasonWalkerNBA

Rozier kicked his leg out just like he did when he got called for it in the first half – 9:38 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone

Terry Rozier is on 🔥. Up to 26 points and had made 10 of 22 shots and is 6 for 11 from 3-point range. Last bucket put #hornets up 104-103 with 5:58 left in the fourth quarter. – 9:38 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone

End of 3rd Q: Hawks 93, #hornets 85
Terry Rozier’s 14 points in the third quarter keeps them in it. – 9:17 PM

Lauren L. Williams @WilliamsLaurenL

Clint Capela broke up Terry Rozier’s dribble and Trae Young rewarded him with a lob on the other end. – 8:22 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Rough night for the Raps.
In their 106-104 loss to Boston, OG Anunoby sprained his ankle in the third quarter and was ruled out.
They were already playing with FVV due to a rib injury.
Siakam and Barnes each had to play over 42 mins.
Toronto plays the Knicks at 6 pm tomorrow – 7:51 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Nurse said VanVleet has been dealing with the rib issue for a few days, thinks he got hurt in the Atlanta game. Calls him questionable for tomorrow vs New York. – 7:30 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA

Al Horford steals the ball from Siakam to end the game, pumps a fist in the air and runs off into the night. Celtics barely survive a wild one against the Raptors in which they were down 4 starters by the end of the night (with FVV and OG out too) & still hung on to win 106-104. – 7:16 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone

Asked Steve Clifford about the #Hornets starters if LaMelo can’t go against the Hawks. He said Terry Rozier would start at point guard, but Gordon Hayward would assume a big part of LaMelo’s role. Jalen McDaniels, PJ Washington and Mason Plumlee will fill out the starting unit. pic.twitter.com/asaHJRGW7h6:21 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange

57-50 for Toronto at half. Grant Williams with 18 for Boston, Jaylen Brown with 13. Siakam with 12, Barnes, Anunoby and Trent Jr. all with 10. Raptors without VanVleet (ribs); Celtics without Tatum (wrist) and Marcus Smart just sprained his ankle. – 6:03 PM

Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach

Fred VanVleet is now out for the Raptors due to rib soreness. – 4:46 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

With VanVleet out, Precious Achiuwa will get his first start of the season. It’s Barnes, Trent, Anunoby, Siakam and Achiuwa vs. Boston. No Tatum for the Celtics. – 4:40 PM

Bobby Manning @Real Bob Manning

Fred VanVleet and Dalano Banton join Christian Koloko on the #Raptors‘ list of absences. – 4:31 PM

Doug Smith @Smith Raps

Raptors pass on the update that Fred VanVleet’s a no-go tonight – 4:30 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Fred VanVleet is out, for @Raptors_PR4:29 PM

Doug Smith @Smith Raps

Fred VanVleet now questionable with a rib issue for Raptors shortly vs Boston – 3:32 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Fred VanVleet is no questionable with rib soreness. Banton is out, as is Jayson Tatum. – 3:29 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA

The Toronto Raptors have added Fred VanVleet to the injury report for tonight’s game. He’s questionable due to right rib soreness.
The Raptors also downgraded Dalano Banton to out for tonight’s game. – 3:28 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange

Fred VanVleet is questionable vs. Celtic w right rib soreness. – 3:27PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

VanVleet is a late addition to the Raptors’ injury report for today’s game vs Boston. He’s questionable with right rib soreness. – 3:27PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

Fred VanVleet is questionable to play with right rib soreness – 3:26 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

Fred VanVleet is now questionable to play tonight – 3:26 PM

More on this storyline

 

Along with the Spurs, the Charlotte Hornets are an organization that many across the league are keeping an eye on as a potential seller as the trade deadline nears. Guard Terry Rozier, center Mason Plumlee and forwards Jalen McDaniels and Kelly Oubre Jr. are among the players expected to receive interest in potential deals. the Hornets are expected to listen to suitors for Rozier ahead of the deadline, though he has three years remaining on the four-year, $97 million extension that he signed in 2021. -via The Athletic /January 17, 2023
“I woke up this morning and I put on the LaMelo’s and that’s how it happened.” Terry Rozier on his 39 points in the lopsided road W against the Bucks ?? -Street Twitter @ClutchPointsApp /January 7, 2023
Josh Lewenberg: VanVleet will play vs the Knicks tonight. Anunoby is out. They’re waiting on the results from an MRI on his ankle. He’s day to day. -Street Twitter @JLew1050 / January 22, 2023
Eric Koreen: OG Anunoby (right ankle soreness), Fred VanVleet (right rib soreness) and Dalano Banton (right hip pointer) are all questionable for tonight’s game vs. the Knicks. -Street Twitter @ekoreen / January 22, 2023
“We just have to focus on the task at hand … we’ve got to focus on winning games,” said Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, a potential free agent who is among the prominent players who figures to have his name bandied about in trade speculation . “I think if you just lock in on that it kind of blocks out everything else. … “In my seven years going through it, you realize there’s nothing you can do about it. The better you play and the better your team does, the lower the chance anybody getting shipped out of here. If you [crap] the bed you set yourself up for anything to happen. So we’ve got to control the controllables.” -Street Sports Net / January 21, 2023

 

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