UPDATE: Jonas Valanciunas will play tonight, Andrea Bargnani will not. Also, Valanciunas and Rudy Gay will most likely come off the bench.


While we all await word on whether Rudy Gay will make his debut tonight against the Clippers, some surprising news has emerged from Raptors shootaround, where it sounds like Andrea Bargnani and Jonas Valanciunas could return to the lineup tonight.

Both players are considered game-time decisions.

I was hoping Valanciunas would be back in time for Sunday’s home game against the Heat, so the fact he’s a game-time decision tonight is certainly encouraging. With respect to Bargnani, whether you want him traded ASAP or are still a believer in him for some God forsaken reason, him returning to full health and returning to the court is good for both parties.

With Gay, the Clippers and Heat in town, this weekend just got a hell of a lot more interesting…