Jonas Valanciunas went through a full three-hour contact practice at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday.
Valanciunas is expected to play his first preseason game with the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday at the Pistons.
“We’re going to throw him out there,” Dwane Casey said.
“We’re going to see how his body feels (Wednesday) after going through (Tuesday) and then we’ll make the decision. Well see how he reacts but we’re anticipating looking at him (against the Pistons).”
Valanciunas has been dealing with a strained calf.