It’s official, Toronto Raptors big man Jared Sullinger and guard Delon Wright have been cleared to practice with the team.
— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) January 13, 2017
However, that doesn’t mean they are ready to see action in a game – yet, but both players have been seen in recent weeks working out on the court before games.
“I feel good,” Wright told Pro Bball Report almost a month ago. “Happy to be back getting some shots up and working out.
“(I’m) like a month away. Just taking it slowly so I can be ready when I get back.”
So at least Wright is really close to being ready. Sullinger’s availability will likely be determined by how fast he can get back into shape. He couldn’t weight-bear on his left foot after surgery for better than six weeks.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 5, 2017
The timing for Wright and Sullinger couldn’t be better for team president Masai Ujiri. The NBA is entering prime trade season and the Raptors need to know what they have as do other teams that might want to do a deal with Toronto.