Former Knicks RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley sit again for the reeling Raptors

TORONTO – RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley still won’t be back in the Raptors’ lineup Wednesday night against the Knicks after returning to the team this week following personal leave of absence.

Both former Knicks were listed as eliminated due to return-to-competition conditioning.

Barrett will miss his seventh straight game after his 19-year-old brother Nathan died earlier this month.

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RJ Barrett Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

After the December 30 trade that sent him and Quickley to Toronto for OG Anunoby and Precious Achiuwa, he averaged 20.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in 27 appearances with the Raptors.

Quickley also hasn’t played since March 17 for personal reasons.

He has scored 17.7 points and 6.6 assists per game while shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point range in 32 appearances since the move.

The sliding Raptors, who have lost 11 straight games and fall to 23-49 overall, will also be without injured Scottie Barnes (hand), Jakob Poeltl (finger) and Chris Boucher (knee).

Jontay Porter will also remain deactivated for the third straight day while the NBA investigates irregularities in prop betting involving him.

It will be the second straight game in which the Knicks face a lottery-bound opponent with a minimal roster.

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Immanuel Quickley Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

In Monday’s stunning loss to the Knicks, the Pistons were without Cade Cunningham, Quentin Grimes, Jalen Duren, Ausar Thompson, Isaiah Stewart, Simone Fontecchio and Taj Gibson.

Alec Burks was listed as questionable for the Knicks after sitting out Monday’s game because of a sprained left shoulder. Mitchell Robinson (ankle), Julius Randle (shoulder) and OG Anunoby (elbow) remain out.

Donte DiVincenzo set the franchise record with 11 made 3-pointers on Monday against former Knick Evan Fournier and the Pistons, surpassing the previous mark set by Fournier and JR Smith.

DiVincenzo is seven three-pointers shy of Fournier’s single-season franchise record of 241.

“What he did is in the record books for a reason,” DiVincenzo said of Fournier. “Evan is a great player and the one thing I respect most about him is how good a teammate he was.”

“When things didn’t go his way, he never changed. … I got to play against him when everything was going for him, but when I got here things weren’t going the way he wanted and you would never know. I think he’s one of the best players in the locker room in terms of his teammates.”

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