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Fred VanVleet and Malachi Flynn entered NBA health and safety protocol, the Raptors said Tuesday morning. They join Pascal Siakam, Dalano Banton and Gary Trent Jr., entered into protocol in recent days.

athleticismShams Charania reported that the Raptors signed Wisconsin goaltender Tremont Waters from the G League. He would join three other signings reported as of Monday that the Raptors have yet to make official: Brandon Goodwin of Westchester, Juwan Morgan of Maine and Canadian Nik Stauskas of Grand Rapids.

The Raptors are now deprived of the four leaders of their 16-man squad: VanVleet, Flynn and Banton due to protocols, and Goran Dragic, who has been absent from the squad.

The Raptors are scheduled to play in Chicago on Wednesday before a three-day Christmas break. Their list is currently broken down like this:

Healthy, available: Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby, Chris Boucher, Khem Birch (missed last 11 games with knee swelling, possibly available), Precious Achiuwa, Yuta Watanabe, Svi Mykhailiuk, Isaac Bonga, Justin Champagnie (round trip)

Injured, unavailable: David Johnson, Goran Dragic

In the protocols: Pascal Siakam, Dalano Banton, Gary Trent Jr., Fred VanVleet, Malachi Flynn

Would have signed: Brandon Goodwin, Juwan Morgan, Nik Stauskas, Tremont Waters

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